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Apr 13, 2009 - The road to Taganga: DIVANGA!

Well we headed out early this morning to catch our final glimpses of Mompos and take our pictures. We had a quick lunch at Dely Bross one last time and then hopped aboard our sweaty, yucky van to Taganga. This was NOT Tito-style. We were seated in the back which some grouchy old couple backing their seats into our legs, while the AC was pittifully low so we continued to sweat like dogs. The spare driver kept putting the AC vents towards him until we had to ask him twice to NOT do that and point them in a straight direction so that everyone,...

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Apr 12, 2009 - Mompos: Easter Sunday mass, processions, river ride

Today we woke up to Easter Sunday. Awwww, no easter egg hunt of bunny for me! Marianna said she was obliged to go to Easter Mass in the morning for fear that her mother would kill her, so all three of us dressed up in our Sunday best and headed to the Church adjacent to our hostal. It was the liveliest mass I ever saw! The priests were singing pop-like songs, clapping their hands and encouraging everyone to sing along. The interlude music was also rather jumpy and fun for Mass. But hey, we enjoyed it! After the hour long mass, the...

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Apr 11, 2009 - Mompos

Well we managed to get a bit of sleep and then woke up just in time to pack up, kiss Cartagena goodbye and pile into our new friend Tito's 4X4 truck. We had hired Tito to take us to Mompos instead of having to brave hours on a bus/boat/mototaxi. We had lovely AC and plenty of room and all took turns napping through the scenery as it changed from desert-like coastal to cattle-filled plains and steamy jungle and backwater rivers. It was a good 6 hours and the sun was just setting as we arrived at the Casa Amarilla, run by a friendly, young...

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Mar 19, 2009 - Tayrona National Park

Enter my favourite part of Colombia.. Fortunately for me the antibiodics is so freeking good and by about 10 or 11am I was feeling almost as good as new. And I needed to be for this day. We left the hostel at 6am to get to the start of the trail that would take us to wheere we would sleep that night. So we get there, eat breakfast andstart the hike that lasted around 7 hours... thankkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk gooooddness I was feeling a lot better1!!!!! The first part was pretty easy walking just that it was up hill and I felt weak i´m...

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Mar 16, 2009 - Santa Marta

Okay this wll be short one as I was still feeeling terrible this day, relly bad stomach cramps. The highlight of santa marta was definatey the fruit selles on the street and peple selling coffee on the sreet, unfrtunately I was too sick to try anything which was annoying. When the cramping got so bad I decided I had to force myself to eat ven though I really didn´t feel like it, We entered the supermarket and I bought a loaf of bread and ham and ate inside the complex on a chair. An older lady sat next t me and ws lughing at me about eating...

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Mar 10, 2009 - From Coro to Tanganga - Venezuela to Colombia

Okay okay oh boy here we go this is a good story one for the books one to be remembered and certainly one that i´m glad has coem to an end... After a Cervaza at Casa Tun Tun in Coro at around 11pm at night I retire to bed awaiting a 5:30am wake up call and a very long day of travelling - the longest hardest day as Marcello our tour guide put it. I shower and crawl into bed, but have that wide awake feeling you know you get when you know you need your sleep. Then it started... A little naeusea was first but I just brushed it off as being...

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Apr 24, 2008 - taganga colombia

I spent a lovely total of 6 days in Taganga, a small fishing village close to Santa Marta where Dad and i had spent a few days the week before. It was so tranquilo there. I signed up for scuba lessons the day after i got there and figured out that it was going to be no walk in the park. There was 3 hrs of video, a morning of training in the pool and then two 5 hr excursions on the boat that took us to 2 dive spots. Good god i was tired by the end of every one of those days. Not only that, i had to study for my PADI exam which would make me...

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South America 2008

Apr 1, 2008 - Santa Marta, the beach

Santa Marta is also beautiful. I really don´t know why more people don´t go to colombia. you can get beer for less than 2 bucks a bottle, accomodations for about 7-20 dollars a person and meals for about 5 a person with beer incl. The people are friendly, though very few speak english and the landscape and towns are beautiful. It is hotter than a mofo here tho. We go out early in the morning and get back around noon, stay in the shade and then head out late afternoon again. There´s this lady on the beach with dreads piled like medusa who...

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South America 2008

Mar 26, 2008 - Cartagena Colombia: Pre-parental visit

I was supposed to leave for managua yesterday afternoon but i was convinced by some persuasive people to take a cab in the middle of the night right to the airport to catch my 8 am flight. It was definitely a good choice. I was so tired i couldn´t even be in hysterical tears, i just slept the whole cab ride. My plane was perfectly on time, Copa airlines, i recommend it. I flew to panama city and then to cartagena where i just arrived 2 hours ago. it´s a nice city so far. i walked into the hostel and the ppl ahead of me were like, ¨there´s...

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South America 2008

Mar 17, 2008 - Arrived in Santa Marta - Beach hopping

This morning we woke up at 6:30A and took a fast van to Santa Marta (4 hours, 37,000 Pesos/person), a favorite vacationing spot for Colombians. Along the way, we saw many soldiers with guns all along the way. In one sense, it made us felt safe; on the other hand, it made us realized that Colombia´s is still battling an internal war. After arriving in Santa Marta, we took a taxi and settled in a small fishing town 5km away called Taganga. It has many hostels and a nice beach called Playa Grande. Due to this week being the Easter Week, it is...

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Feb 3, 2008 - Santa Marta/Taganga

Hello all: Well we are now in Venezuela, but more on that later. I left off last in Cartagena. First of all I want to digress before telling you about my last days in Colombia. Most of you know I am not a religious person, but here in South America I love to see the churches. They are really amazing. They are so grandiose and beautiful. They are made of wood, stone, cement, brick, etc. Almost all have some stained glass and ornate decorations. I can not believe to work that went into building them. Anyway, after Cartagena we traveled...

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Jan 31, 2008 - Communal showers

Strange things happen while travelling. Rachel and I had spent two days in Tayrona National Park, sleeping in a tent at a campground. The campground has a communal shower with four showerheads side by side. While the overwhelming majority showered with their bathing suit on, a few went unclothed. During one of my showers a sexy 20 year old girl, a gringa from Florida, gave us guys a nice show. She showered topless but also treated us all by pulling the bottoms to the side in order to meticulioiusly ... for lack of a better expression ......

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