Monday, 29 June 2009

Merida. City of Frozen coctails, metal animal gargogles and haircuts.

Not to mention the cheapest petrol ever. Less than a dollar to fill up a 4x4. In all seriousness, it´s cheaper than water!

Rocking out with Warhol and Rockfest in Bogota!

Juan Valdez - king of Colombian coffee

A collective of over 350,000 independent coffee growers, all banded together under the name of a non Colombian bloke! Amazing coffee (and teabags too!)

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Botero taking the piss in Bogota

Daytrip to lovely Villa de Leyva

5 minutes after riding a cow... the fleas took their toll with very itchy results!
Fame at last...

Playing the cowgirl (This one´s for you Ella!)

Beautiful little colonial town 4 hours from Bogota. Not a modern building in sight.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Maloko Science Museum in Bogota.

Great interactive fun... plus we got on TV and Radio! (sort of...)

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Tyrona National Park

Amazing what you can find on the beach these days!

Beautiful beaches abound.
Losing weight again...

A ´light´climb... the sweatiest walk ever!

The very snug hammocks. No room for rocking without bumping into your neighbour!

The sewing machine lets me down when I need it most!!! Gutted!

Monday, 22 June 2009

Santa Marta... preparing ourselves for Tyrona National Park

Edel putting in some beach sunbathing practice time on the beach in Santa Marta.

Testing the cheapest snorkels ever...!

Chris sewing the (Bedford suggested) sleeping bag liners.... with mixed results!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Bathing in a Mud volcano....???


One of the wierdest things ever... getting properly dunked in a bubbling mud volcano! Not the best of weather to follow though... especially not while sitting in our broken down bus!

Various Cartagena highlights...

The best natural tea ever... great branding too! Juan Valdez rocks! (I still can´t believe he´snot Colombian though!)

German style Rock bar, before hitting the Salsa clubs. Great night and good to see the Colombians really letting their hair down... boy can they drink!

Edel devouring a Colombian style sugar baby...

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Islas de Rosario boat cruise

Playa blanca. An afternoon on the beach fighting off hawkers! Stunning though.

A visit to the Oceanarium was a real highlight. Sharks, dolphins, more fish and turtles than you could imagine.

It would probably have been more apt to call it the party boat rather than a relaxing cruise aroundthe beautiful bays of Rosario. We managed to pick a full on bank holiday weekend, with load of Colombians on holidays. Great, very unexpected fun!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Shopping in Cartagena.

Not quite the usual tourist souveniers! A second hand Allende book, some Bobby pins, 3 screws for our fading camera, a ´Cars´purse for (groen up) Edel, an Umbrella to fight the 35 degree heat, and a hair tie! What a day!

Cartagena... stunning, and great to get to stop for a couple of days!