Sweaty in Santa Marta
Trip Start Sep 15, 2008
122Trip End Jan 01, 2009
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Santa Marta has a nice main street with Palms and a good vibe. The beach is nicer than in Cartagena but we are both yet to touch the water. As of now the plan is to hangout in Santa Marta tomorrow morning and then take the bus to Tayrona National Park for a 2 hour hike into what many people claim to be paradise on earth
So far everything is reasonably cheap here:
4 hour bus ride $12
Beer 70 cents
Fried pastry thing 50 cents.
The boggling thing about Colombia, and every Latin American country weŽve even been to, is the fact there are 500 stores in a row all selling the same thing: chicklets, beer, coca-cola, pile of local fruit, smokes, chips and chocolate bars. There is some variation but not a lot. It would be interesting to hear the strategy behind this; any Latin American economists out there?
Anyways, off to the beach tomorrow to get our year long tan going.