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The fun bus
After a 5 day hike what do you need?

A.  A 2 hour hike through more rainforest to some of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia.

After a typical Taganga night Gee, Lucy, John, Seb and I headed for the sun with some new accomplices, Lizzy, Belinda and Suz.  Thrilled by a 2 hour ride on a gringo chiva complete with blaring music, a sex pest tour guide and a 1 hour stop at Exito we were happy to start the walk.  For $15,000 COP you can´t complain though! 

Despite many discussions i can safely say this was a walk and no hike!

So we tackled more mozzies and foilage and donkey poo and walked for 2 hours through incredible rainforest and the smells and sounds that accompany it to get to Cabo San Juan del Guia.
The crew ... Seb, Me, John, Gee, Suzy, Lucy
  A beautiful tranquil beach with a lagoon type area.  The sand, despite being quite shelly, was a much better alternative than Taganga´s beach.  The setting is also spectacular amongst palm trees and fallen coconuts.  We paid our $35,000 entrance and $20,000 for a hammock and so started the night.

I should also mention that we were celebrating Seb´s 6 month anniversary of his 10 day holiday, so naturally we had some Aguardiente and Medellin Rum with us.  After "checking into" our hammocks we went to the beach to chill out.  Although some of us didn´t.  Seb and John managed to polish off all the booze for all of us between the two of them and were more than a little "borracho" by the time they swam back to the beach from the rock they had been perched on.  The night turned into an entertaining show on how to be terribly drunk.
Beautiful Cabo
  Comical for us but perhaps not for the other guests.  Ooops.  Didnt help us to find when we staggered back to bed that our hammocks had been occupied and we needed to find the guys that ran the place to give us new beds!

A lazy night sleeping in another wet hammock but this time o the sound of the ocean.  Life is good.  However, i woke to find i´d been attacked by mozzies again, they are definitely winning the war.  So looking like quasi modo meets TwoFace we went to the beach but decided to cut the stay short and head back to Taganga. 

There was a boat option for $40,000 COP but not enough people so we had to hike the two hours back and catch a local bus back to Santa Marta.  Sounds easy, except there was a protest on the way back and we had to abandon the bus and walk towards Santa Marta.  Thankfully there were plenty of moto taxis buzzing around that we managed to grab to take us all the way home.

Patrick´s cooking never tasted so good!


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The fun bus
The fun bus
The crew ... Seb, Me, John, Gee, S…
The crew ... Seb, Me, John, Gee, …
Beautiful Cabo
Beautiful Cabo
The guys drinking Aguardiente on t…
The guys drinking Aguardiente on …
Paying tribute to the seas
Paying tribute to the seas
Drunkety drunk
Drunkety drunk
The long walk home!
The long walk home!
Parque Tayrona
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