After some problems with the website everything should be working again. You probably have missed our last post crossing the Darien because the emailservice didn’t work.
Anyway, still going strong in Colombia. After we left Cartagena we went to Taganga, a small fishing village at the Caribean coast where most people come to dive. We spent two nights in this relaxing but very hot place and worked on Roels new image.
After Taganga we went to Parque Nacional Tayrona on thursday 20th. We were the only ones at the campsite so we had all the monkeys for ourselves (to watch ofcourse)
In the morning we went for a sweaty morning hike.
In the afternoon we had a jungle walk to the beaches of Arrecife,
and at night we made a campfire and roasted sausages.
Nice. It was quite hot and humid, so we didn’t need the tent.
On saturday we left the jungle campsite and headed to Mompos, a long ride. The first part was quite boring, but the last 100km very fantastic with a rivercrossing (this time using a boat)…
…and a few hours of unpaved roads.
Mompos is a colonial village with a fantastic atmosphere. Music on every corner and the absence of tourists made us really believe that this is an authentic place.
We spent two nights here in the nice Hostel Casa Amarilla. We left on monday heading south. The first few hours were again very beautiful with green fields, rivers and unpaved roads.
The few pieces of tarmac we had to enjoy properly….
After that we had straight roads again and stopped in a place called Aguachica. Next morning (tuesday 25th) we continued further south and wanted to reach Baricharra, a small colonial village. We crossed some great mountains and had to stop for the rain again.
When we also got problems with two of the bikes it was a good moment to stop in San Gil and find a hostel. We got help from Carlos, who we met along the way. So far, the Colombian people are some of the most friendly and helpful people we have met. Really unbeleivable. After some beers and a good night of sleep we got the bikes repaired and took Carlos’ scooter for a spin.
We stay some nights here in the very nice Sam’s VIP hostel. We might do a daytrip to Baricharra. We’ll keep you posted.
PS. After playing months of “klaverjas” with the three of us, it was time to make it more challenging at the campsite. The one who lost (“nat”), had to do the challenge. The challenge got worse and worse….starting with wearing the helmet, wearing ones dirty undies, wearing some found clothing…..to…see for yourself. We blame the homemade cuba libres.