Santa Marta Travel Blog

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Getting into town was pretty easy - hopped on a local minibus for 1,200 pesos (US50c/30p) which gradually got pretty cramped and spluttered its way into the city.  Its deceiving - at the bus station on the edge, it looks like you're in the middle of nowhere and you can't even see where a city would be, but after about 10 minutes in the minibus it creeps up on you, bizarre.  Checked into Brisa Loca hostel in the centre and went for a quick wander in the surrounding streets, but it was raining so didn't make it too far.  I was just happy to go back to the hostel and chill out and relax after a long day travelling to get here.  Was annoyed to discover that I'd left my charging cable for my notebook in Merida - a pain in the arse and I asked a few electrical stores who couldn't help as its 15V mostly out here, not 12V as back home.  I hardly ever lose things, so I was pretty pissed off with myself for being careless when I was packing - doh!  Had a few beers at the hostel bar and chatted to Nick (from Brighton) and Liset (Amsterdam), who were planning to go off to Tayrona the next day - seemed like a good idea as its meant to be beautiful, so we set about discussing plans over a few more Pilsen....
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Santa Marta Hostels review
Lively new hostel
La Brisa Loca had only been open 3 months when I stayed, owned by 2 American brothers (Evan and Ryan). They are pretty laid back and have a beautiful… read entire review
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