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... pulling our luggage off the carousal and placing them on carts. Once we all had our luggage we left the baggage claim area to be greeted with hugs and a kiss (traditional greeting in Colombia) by our headmaster, principals, campus doctor, curriculum director, and our human resource director. We all piled into a large van and were then taken to our apartments to allow us to unpack and get some sleep.
The next morning we were picked up by a van around 9 and ...
... is Ash Wednesday and Lent begins; by this time Tom has returned to the USA and I will again become a serious student of the Spanish language!!! (Yeah, if all goes well and the creek doesn't rise!). My hope is to get to Bogota for a few days to 'look around' before I have to return also. The time is flying by and I'm beginning to think about April in the USA --- and preparing taxes!!
Life is good,
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Saturday was the day to go to the market in the old center of Barranquilla. My instructions were:
*don't go alone
*don't carry a purse
*watch out for the traffic
Vanessa worked her magic and somehow yesterday acquired tickets for each day's parade of floats and performers for the 3 of us so after checking out of one hotel and checking into another, we took a taxi down Calle 79 to Via 40 and joined the queues entering one of the sections of temporary stands. We discovered to our delight that not only were our tickets free, they were in the ...
... of our communication was non verbal. He asked me to dance and off we went to two hours of shaking it, working it, moving to the groove....the down side to being in a dance bar filled with Columbians is they all can dance! WELL. By 230 we were outside cooling down, chatting with two friends of his. He lived with his parents ( they all do it seems ) and my place was crowded already so I got a cab home after a long ...