Sat 24th - no party on Sat :( but food :P
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October 25th, 2009 – by: yadilitta
Ok, time to go to the hostel.
Back at the hostel I took a shower and there was a pleasant surprise: hot water! Without knowing how I made the electric shower working right, sweet! Just if the bed would have turned softer, the place would have become perfect... oh well, this would be the last night here.
There was something to do before dinner: finding accommodation for the last night in Cali.
Which was supposed to be a short walk took much longer than expected. I was a bit tired, but love to walk and the night wasn't hot. Furthermore, I was commited to find a comfy place and wouldn't leave without finding a good one :P Saturday is not as busy as Friday, or maybe it was early or maybe... there was a soccer match going on, hahaha. My bag was full of business cards of different hotels. Making a decision would be though, but there was time to do it later. Walking along the 6th Ave. gave me the chance to see other part of Cali. Downtown is more about churches and here is different. Also it was a quiet night, so it was perfect.
The night before we saw a place about seafood and already decided to go there for dinner.
Finally arrived to the restaurant. It's about seafood cooked in Colombian style. The place's decoration is about ships and sea. Since the weather was perfect, why not having a sit outside? All the waiters were dressed as sailors and they were very kind and friendly, what a surprise, hahaha! To drink: Colombian beer!
The place was famous for their oysters and that would be for appetizer. We got a dish with oysters and shrimp. It was good. And for main dish I asked for the Kalamary (combination of lobster, prawn, shrimp and coleslaw).
I took a tour inside the restaurant. Love the decoration and it was cozy inside. I talked to the owner and she was telling me they are over 20 years old. Food was good and service really great. Well, although it was Saturday night walked straight back to the hostel. I woke up early and wanted to get up early next morning too. Before going to sleep I'd repack my stuff so next morning would leave soon.
Sunday 25th going to a charming town: Popayan
After doing check out went straight to the terminal. This time driving a cab, no looking forward to carry the backpacks, hahaha.
The bus left on time, but we haven't even left the terminal when they stopped to pick up some passengers and this would happen over and over, hahaha. Oh well, this would take longer than expected. Hope the bus gets full soon :P
In our way out of the city - I can't say if we were going south or north, guess south - we crossed Cali's open market. It took us long to pass the market, maybe because the traffic was crazy there, hahaha. I saw many interesting things like a stall full of knives, huge plantains but by far the thing that captured my attention the most was a was huge metal basket full of cow's skulls! Wow! It was creepy, but interesting at same time. Damn! Why did the bus speed at that time? I couldn't take a picture :(
Ok, finally we were leaving Cali. The landscape started to change...
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