BAndito´s in Cartagena and Taganga
Taganga Travel Blog› entry 47 of 79 › view all entries
October 19th, 2008 – by: zakw
some local guys who knew our gang (they were always trying to sell us drugs), caught eye of it, and rushed down to help me out... there was a bit of a shouting match and i parted with about $5000 pesos ($6 aus) to sort the bandito out, then went up to a bar to wait until the bandito dissapeared from out of the hotel, to have another attempt at getting in, and i kind of had to buy these other guys some drinks... they were my guards in a way.
it was kinda ironic, because i wasnt drinking at the bar, but ended up spending the same amount of money paying off street guys (good and bad) to get home safely... all up, just bad luck that the guys took so long to let me into the hotel. i did everything right... well lit streets, walked with intention, just had to wait for the dude to let me in. In hindsight, I should have just walked back up to the corner where there was a busy bar. I didn´t know if the guy trying to mug me was on his own or not, so didnt want to piss him off too much by hitting him or otherwise... I probably got the best outcome
...Anyway, we decided to get going to Taganga. This place is pretty neat... rugged coastline on the carribean ocean. We arrived on the weekend, and there was plently of life in the town witha little festival for the patron saint. Music always blaring from somewhere, cheap food, nice hostels....
On wednesday we´re off to the lost city (cuidad perdida)... a few days walk into the wilderness.... stay tuned.
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