Thursday, March 25, 2010
Sadly, this is as far as I think the email chain will go. I would have preferred to pursue this opportunity further just to reject his lucrative offer.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira.
A small toilet in a mall bathroom in Bogota.
This is the island of Media Naranja, in Las Islas del Rosario. We went snorkeling on a nearby reef. I think my snorkel was too short, I ended up swallowing a lot of seawater, but it was still divine.
Fish lunch on Baru.
Volcan de lodo El Totumo: "This volcano is approximately 50 feet (15 m) high and can accommodate 10 to 15 people on its crater; many tourists and locals visit this volcano due to the medicinal benefits of the mud; the volcano is located next to a cienaga, or lake. This volcano is currently under a legal fight between the Bolivar and Atlantico Departamentos because of its tourist value." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mud_volcano
This guy helped everyone into the mud, made sure every inch of your body was covered in it and then demanded a tip afterwards.
It got pretty crowded, but you couldn't move in that stuff anyways, it was like swimming in thick pudding. Our feet did not touch the bottom, it was impossible to sink or go fully under, we tried. Every once in a while a giant bubble would surface, it was our duty as Americans to make a fart joke.
If you're wondering who took these mud photos, it was another service offered for the price of a small tip. There was a lake at the bottom where we went to wash off. There were ladies wanting to wash the mud for you for another tip, I declined.
Hiking to our camping spot in Parque Tayrona.
Our camping spot in Tayrona.
The hammocks were up in that hut behind us. The most expensive beds in the place, about $8 per night.
One of the views from the hammock hut. This particular spot in the park was called Cabo San Juan de la Guia.
Eating fresh coconut we were able to crack open on some rocks.
Riding on the back of a Chiva in Pereira.
Pereira vs Huila