Day 19 - Wednesday 16 September 2015
On Wednesday morning we woke up very late and very hungover. We were pretty slow to get going and not wanting to do anything too strenuous. The night before was lots of fun but mixing so many different types of alcohol was not a good idea. Our new friends Andrew & Arnel were doing a bike tour at 10am so we were wondering if they had made it because we knew if it was us, we wouldn't have.
We showered and dressed and headed outside not totally sure what we wanted to spend the day doing.
We tried to find the post office but couldn't, we even asked a man on the street for help but didn't get anywhere.
We gave up and went to a cafe for lunch instead. The waitresses were all really rude and didn't seem like they wanted us there at all. When we finally got to order I got some ravioli & Jazz got risotto. It was very tasty and gave us a bit more energy to face the day.
After lunch we wandered out to the main street and caught a taxi to the Oceanographic (which is like an aquarium/zoo for water animals). We wanted to go to the science museum as well which was on the same strip but it was late in the day and the lady at the ticket office told us we didn't have enough time as you need 3-4 hours for each.
The Oceanographic was really cool, they had this massive aquarium that you walk through but after that they had sharks, walruses, seals, penguins & Dolphins in different areas.
There was a dolphin show 5.30pm so shortly before that we headed to that area. I think there were 7 dolphins in total. Most of the trainers looked after one dolphin each but two had two each.
The commentator lady mostly spoke in Spanish but would summarise things briefly in English every few minutes. She asked for volunteers from the audience and Jazz was very disappointed that they only picked kids to go up so she didn't get to.
After we were finished seeing all the different animals that we wanted to we went home to get ready for dinner. We were booked in at 8.30pm at Canalla Bistro which had been recommended by my manager at work. They were very popular so we'd booked a few days ago. Our new friends from the food tour were having dinner together again but we had to pass because of our booking so we organised to catch up for a drink later.
After dinner we went to Doce Gin Club, which was also recommended by my manager at work. They hold the world record for most varieties of gin in one bar. The menu was totally overwhelming, who ever thought there could be too much gin?! Jazz got a gin & tonic and I got a Gin Gizz cocktail. Both were yummy.
We were pretty tired and talking about heading off shortly thinking the group from the food tour wasn't going to make it as it was quite a bit after when we suggested. We turned around as we saw a cab pull up thinking maybe we'd grab it but Andrew & Arnel jumped out. They were accompanied by two Aussies, Kylie & Ange, they'd met on a bike tour earlier that day and invited along. They were a couple from the Gold Coast so we talked about Aussie stuff for a few minutes and they were really nice.
Shortly after Julia and her mum got there, they had ridden there from the restaurant they all had dinner at.
We stayed and had some cocktails with them and chatted until quite late. We left when the bar closed around 1.30am so we were thoroughly exhausted by this time.
We all said our goodbyes and caught a taxi home. The taxi driver was speeding around the corners and through the old town. He actually ended up getting lost and it was confusing because he didn't speak English so Jazz was trying to direct him in Spanish. Once we knew we were close to apartment we figured that was good enough and hopped out.
We didn't get home until about 2am in the end, quickly got really for get and went straight to sleep.