White water rafting
Trip Start Dec 12, 2007
39Trip End Ongoing
San Gil, we finally arrived in the afternoon very tired and checked into Hotel San Carlos for only 10,000 pesos a night, with cable television and our own private bathroom
Waking up on the 5th was easy, as we had slept alot in the last 15 hours. We immediately got up, showered in the only option of freezing, but we are getting used to it now, and headed out to the closest bakery. After finding the main square, exploring the church that looks the same as every other in these towns, finding the hygenic (sarcastic by the way) meat market, and taking a few photos... We took an offer to do some white water rafting for the day.
The rafting started at 2, and a Van picked us up traditional Latin American style (late) and we headed off upstream to our starting position. Our team consisted of a couple of Colombians and an older Swedish couple visiting family here. The rapids weren't the biggest, however on one or two occassions we had a couple of metres drop and in one of them I came flying out as the boat tipped up
The rest of the day we did nothing except pig out on some badly cooked chicken at some American Roasted place and looked for some more thongs as Matty managed to break his that he got from Jamaica. We fell asleep watching Godzilla in Espanol, ahha!
The following day we took a stroll through the park in San Gil that is unique for tree's that grow these long dangly silver things all over them. Its really wierd and would be great for a horror movie! There we met Andy (The Austrian from Parque Tayrona). We walked around town a bit before heading back to his hostel ...meeting the 3 Irish blokes! hahaha... Not much of a coincidence though as there really isnt more than 1 or 2 hostels in the town, and Colombia isnt touristy at all, so bumping into the same people can be common. Matty, Andy, Paul and I went down to grab a absolutely huge pizza ... It must of been good because 2 of the guys were vegetarian and still ate it! haha. Then us and the 3 funny Irish blokes went out drinking to suss out the local pubs in San Gil before retiring to bed.