Realised am really tired after the last three months of this stint of travelling. Took the private bus (flash packing alert) from Santa Marta back to El Viajero, Cartagena. Was unable to take my eyes off one of the worst movies ever made! The bus was showing The Cross, a shockingly awful & violent comic book film with Brian Austin Green & Vinnie Jones. Vinnie of course was the thousand year old bad guy who was unable to die but yet does just that! Arriv...
Ami's Latin American Walkabout
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Next up after a confusing walk was the Museo de Botero. Botero is a famous Columbian artist born in the 1930s in Medellin. His work consists of brilliant portraits or sculptures of hugely fat people! Found myself giggling all the way round. He particularly likes re-creating famous works with his chubby people. Hence here is the Mona Lisa on a magnet! Hmmmmm have spent a small fortune on magnets today so only had a little money left for food. Enjoyed a great car...
So an early morning (much delayed) flight from Cartagena brought me to Bogota. After the crazy, wet heat of the north it is really chilly here. Looked a bit silly in my flip flops! Bogota traffic is something else. Felt like I was in Bangkok. Oh & the street numbering in bizarre. You think it will be easy as there are calles with numbers running east to west & carreras running north to east. However many have been renumbered, old just being slashed thro...
Love these guys playing chess. They asked me to join in!
After a much needed lazy morning & a wonderful hot shower, we took a wander around La Serena. We came across the market which is full of the usual tourist tat & these brilliant alpaca rugs. Really wanted one but sadly not enough room in my pack.