In at the deep end!
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Well what can I say so far? Utter chaos. Itâ€™s been comforting in a perverse kind of way to see a few nationals also being a little confused. Their advantage was of course that they could ask someone and understand the answer. I could ask, but then weâ€™d be taken somewhere by someone who obviously wanted some kind of pay off. Choice: not pay or pay, but then how much? Then, where to get off the bus to get the connection.
Anyway, this is after our journey from
Current exchange rates
approx 1.800: US$1
approx US$1.62 : Â£1
Didnâ€™t go with the collectivo as a little green and sounded a lot of money (may have been per person of course) and eventually got charged 50 for the two of us on the bus. Check your ticket as it only said 40. Then got bumped in Baranquilla to another bus (which reeked of petrol and then ran out of the same shortly before
SO here we are in the Casa Familiar. Everything is costing 25%+more than the LP says, partly exchange, partly inflation?
Fiesta here in