Travels – Colombia – Days 12-16 Part I

Day 12 – Coffee, hammock, and book through the morning, reserve Ciudad Perdida hike, walk around Santa Marta, cruise the old colonial streets, buy rum for hike, help Jamie with project/website stuff, starting to gain a bit of momentum with his project, eat an incredible dinner for 6k, get drunk with German girls, sitting around a table smoking, cracking jokes, telling stories, get woken…

Travels: Colombia – Day 11

Leaving Punta Gallinas, back on the boat (life vest under ass makes for much more enjoyable ride), talk with “S” on the boat ride back, “Duro de Matar” is Die Hard – which has international staying power, boat lands and we hop in Range Rover with The Man (The Man is the guy with ten wives and a hundred kids), sit next to Argentine…

Travels – Colombia: Day 10

Up feeling fine, hot, take off extra “fever layers,” two hours of sleep and stomach uneasy but after talking with Jamie and the Italians Punta Gallinas is a go, pay sketchy dudes for boat trip and negotiate for the ride on the back-end back to Uribia, talk to Swiss people about what was stolen (dirty laundry and their passports, but everything of value was…

Travels – Colombia: Day 9

Up early, go for walk and morning swim (there’s something about the ocean, there’s something about that water…), breakfast and talk with Italians about travel plans for Punta Gallinas, settle up with hostel, hot and sunny, taxi to Uribia is not long, terrain becomes harsh, desert, lack of resources, windblown trash (plastic bags and bottles) stuck in pockets of scorched bushes and trees, people…

Travels – Colombia: Day 8

Up Early, get on bikes and charge through city streets so Jamie can get some photos in some particular spots, the main avenues are jammed with three lanes of traffic and making any turn and cruising through is intense (reminds me of riding drunk in San Francisco), get pictures, back to hostel and Jamie goes to bank (I don’t, ends up being the wrong…

Travels – Colombia: Day 7

Wake up late, well rested, washed clothes and told lady at hostel I might have picked up fleas but I’m not sure, Spanish word for fleas is “pulgas,” look on lady’s face is hilarious and she almost attacks me with some type of spray, drink an orange juice from street vendor and a jugo de guanabana, why does fruit here taste so fucking good?…

Travels – Colombia: Day 6

Arrive in ValleDupar at 7:30am after 17 hours on two buses (long ass bus ride), get to Hostel Provincial and take nap and read in hammock, it’s officially warm and feels great to just kick back in hammock with nowhere to go for a couple days, ride bikes to the river and it’s a big party that looks like a Sunday BBQ… it is…

Travels – Colombia: Day 5

Coffee wonderful coffee at hostel in Ville de Leyva, hostel owner has great taste in art and décor, well traveled lady, my Spanish is improving, talk with cute Aussie girl where from where going how long, spend an hour at the market, buy mini bananas and get taken for an extra dollar (but, what are these strange fruits?), Jamie records podcast episode about the…

Travels – Colombia: Day 4

Up at five am and hike hill overlooking the pueblo for sunrise, coffee and almajabanas, croissants with papaya jelly, we search the city for a man to interview for Jamie’s podcast (how do you say “we’re on a mission from god” in Spanish..? una mission de dios!), talk to people in government building who points us to so-and-and-so who points us to so-and-so this…

Travels – Colombia: Day 3

Wake up slightly hung-over, a great night, grab coffee from hostel kitchen and one for Jamie, England says “He’s got you well trained,” fuck you England, shower is warm but I forgot to bring soap so I’m just spreading my ass cheeks apart as far as possible to let running water work its magic on my asshole, all in all good shower and I…