Hotel & Spa Getsemani
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... in the
church which were for the natives when they first invaded. We spent time at one
of the few wineries in Colombia which was fairly small and fairly ordinary. We
finished with lunch in a small village where the food was the usual soup but
some very nice barbequed meats and vegetables. In the afternoon we wandered
around the plaza and the nearby streets. We then met the rest of the group and
had pizzas for tea in this restaurant in a nice garden courtyard.
... site for the local Muicas people which was a homage to fertility as well as providing sun and solstice information for planting crops. In honour of fertility they build huge phallic monuments in the ground, a far cry from the monastery! When the Catholic church arrived in Colombia they destroyed a lot of the phallic monuments and in an ironic twist used the rubble to build a Convent.
The rest of the day we avoided a huge thunderstorm, drunk beer and ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... the hostel. We walked into town and took a single road for an hour uphill until everything looked like the the Tatacoa Desert that we visited a week prior.
From the main road, we walked down a steep path to some ponds that are crystal clear. We could see right to the bottom of ...