The Green Saman
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Green Saman Cali
This is like staying in a Beverly Hills mansion. The facilities are the best in South America, hands down. No one will deny the comfort and convienece of a sauna, beautiful pool, food and place. The owner is a little on and off. Sometimes he is friendly but most of the time he doesnt seem to understand what the hostel is about. Is it a luxury hotel or a nice hostel. Beds are cheap but beers and food are overpriced. Needs some character and more organisation. The staff were hit and miss. A little knowledge of english should be compulsory for staff where most visitors are Western (although I also think a little spanish from travellers is vital). Could have been a great hostel, but needs some better organisation and operation...
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... You can't buy cocktails, only beers and bottles. Most people drank aguardiente, a liquor that tastes of anise, and some rum. A live DJ spun mostly Colombian hits, with which everyone sang along. When he switched to electronic music, many Colombians were put off, unsure of how to dance. At one point the DJs put on angry birds heads, and at another yet played a clip from some horror film where a girl sawed off her own arm... Realllllly weirrrrd. Our group shared ...
... All Latinas have the reputation for dressing to impress (something I’m guessing that comes from the machismo society meaning they must look their best at all times or god forbid their man will toss them aside for a younger model) but the Calieņas (women of Cali) seem to just paint on their clothes. The city has a reputation for cheap cosmetic surgery with the surgeons having been made famous by shaping some of the country’s most beautiful woman. Therefore so it is ...
The bus ride from Armenia to Cali mercifully short. About 4 hours. Not much too see really. Mostly flat sugar cane fields. Definitely warmer though. I must be getting cocky because I decided to walk to the hostel that the info lady gave me. She gave a photocopy of a photocopy of a city map in 4 pt font. Luckily, Cali is pretty easy to navigate as the streets and roads are numbered sequentially. It only takes one block to figure out if you are going into ...
... floored it to 130kmph (over 80 mph) in what felt like a few seconds. I'm now hanging on for dear life aware that at home I'd be wearing a lot more than a t-shirt, still at Ieast I had a helmet, right? If we ever did slow down the two of then would have a quick chat riding side by side then zoom off again. I have to say it was incredibly good fun and the ride alone was worth the money! About an hour later we left the highway and stopped to sample a local fruit ...
We got to Cali on Wednesday 25 May after a 4 hour bus from Salento. We were staying in a hostel called Pelican Larry and we definitely would recommend it to anyone going to Cali – it's a really cool hostel right in the Zona Rosa of Cali and the owner Gunther seems to know everything there is to know about the city.
We got to the hostel in the late afternoon and went for a walk up to a shopping centre ...