Hotel & Spa Getsemani
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Beard People's preconceptions about Colombia is that it's a dangerous country full of drug-lords and kidnappers. True, we've only seen two tourist towns, but in these two places locals have been nothing but respectful, pleasant and helpful, typified by most hostel workers with their size 6 waists and size 36 chests; the cosmetic surgery stereotype rings true around these parts. Staying in a quiet campground on ...
... town for a little while longer and then met them in the main square. We went out for dinner and had italian food, of course. It was good food with incredibly slow service, but it gave us plenty of time to chat about our travels, past and future. It was really nice, I love meeting other travelers. We went out to a different restaurant for dessert, which was surprisingly hard to find. It was only 10pm, but all ...
... we really enjoyed it however some of the locals really struggled with the numerous switchbacks and sharp curves so the bus became a sick zone with people being sick into bags everywhere. We felt very sorry for them as it's not fun being sick all the time especially not on a 9hr journey. We stopped every so often in tiny mountain villages which all had identical town squares with whitewash houses and churches with 2 towers. We tried some local snacks and we had ...
... to escape the noise, stress, pollution, colder temps and 10 million people in the capital. However, during Holy Week swarms of Bogotanos descend on the town and fill it to the gills. Thankfully I'm a good mile-hike above the town center so I don't have to deal with the scene once I return to the hostel.
Many of you have no doubt witnessed (or experienced) what happens when a bunch of wealthy city slickers come ...
... tough on both of us, ( not on Luciano and Daniela who sang all the way there and back) but we made it and it was beautiful, though we didn't stay on top for too long, it was freezing inside the cloud forest. The last day Before heading back to Bogota we hired some bikes and rode, under the blazing sun, to el infiernito, an indigenous astronomical site renamed 'little hell' by the Christians to scare the locals. Partly destroyed and a ...