Not in love boat
Trip Start Nov 08, 2008
111Trip End Jun 30, 2009
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Found a great little place to stay with a balcony over the enormous river. Went to sleep for the rest of the day. Lazy sloths that we are. The town is tiny. It has one footpath. There are no cars. The main attraction is fort built by the Spanish to keep the Brits out. Apparently we kept trying to sneak up the river so the spanish just fired canons at us until we stopped. There was 3 places to eat. Expensive and crap, cheap and crap and mid-range and crap. The cheap place was complete with crazy demented grandma, so that put us off, especially the dribbling, so we plumped for mid-range and crap. Ended up having dinner with a Belgian who was cycling across Latin America and his bit of fluff that he picked up in Nicaragua. She was hilarious. SheŽd been living in the Costa Del Sol for 8 years but spoke no spanish. She had run a bar and an illegal bookies until it got shut down by the police. She was now trying to find herself. Think she found it in the Beligan bikey. But as he was cycling they had to keep arranging to meet each other in random places. Sometimes sheŽs wait days for him. All very odd.
The following day was lovely when we were visited by the couple on the boat, they were even more interesting as she used to work on porn films in Barcelona and he was a rich kid from Mexico. Paul thought she was great to talk to. We looked at the fort together, which involved nearly being scammed by a builder who tried to pretend he was the ticket office, and then sat down for some enormous river shrimp in garlic sauce, mm mm.
The town powercut had us eating dinner in the dark with a dutch couple. We ended up drinking rum on their balcony in the dark as there was not much else to do. This unfortunately meant we got locked out of our hostel, the only thing thing waking the owners was Paul attempting to break in on the upstairs balcony.