Hotel & Spa Getsemani
Travel Blogs from Villa de Leyva
... was alive with vendors hollering out their wares and various acts were performing for pesos in hats,one which was particularly amusing was a man who had 8 trained guinea pigs lined up on a starting line.As obedient as soldiers they snuffled and twitched awaiting the punters to put money on top of upturned plastic bowls which each had a guinea pig sized hole cut into them concealing a tasty treat.Bets placed,the man with the mic gave a starting order and these little guinea ...
... the countryside to celebrate and enjoy a long weekend, as they have here. First, streams of fancy foreign cars flowing down the cobblestone choke the causeways, which requires a legion of policemen armed with whistles to direct traffic in a place that doesn't even have a traffic light. Not surprisingly, many of these revelers are busy playing with cellphones while driving through the village, which was founded in 1572 and makes ...
... also has a number of stray dogs, and I imagine this will be the case in most of Colombia. One of them made me really sad, so I stopped and bought some saltines to feed to him. I probably shouldn't have done it, but I don't care. In fact, I gave saltines to about 7 other dogs on my walk home. One didn't want them, and that was ok. I imagine they get food from most of the restaurants, and at least the weather is nice here, ...
... was poor – most folks were still propping up the bar & needed a few more beers before they were tempted to dance!
Went back to the hotel for lunch then rain starting pummelling the skylights in my room and thunder rumbled so had a lie down & waited for it to stop – took hours! I emerged to find the rain had very localised and the plaza 2 blocks away was dry and that I had missed the rest – they were packing ...
... via Tunja and instead
spent those wasted 4hrs enjoying the lazy rhythm of Leyva.....but sure
Monday morning after breakfast in
the garden we headed off on a local trek we'd heard about.
Unfortunately like most of South America, only the backpackers seemed to
know about this camino and it took a short while to get going.
We left town,walking what we assumed to be the right road ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service