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Meet & Greet Day

nuevos amigos

semi-overcast 15 °C

Day 5 Saturday, February 3, 2018

Today was the day we met our Intrepid group. We began sussing people up yesterday, wondering who might be in our group.

Since we had the morning on our own we decided to wander around our neighbourhood a bit. We walked by a Sushi Burrito restaurant that had to be ultimate in fusion food. More street art was also seen.


The guidebooks suggestion didn’t turn out so well so we headed off to Juan Valdez, Colombia’s Starbucks, to consider our options. Fred ordered a coffee inadvertently, that is popular with Colombians. It’s made with sugar cane so is very sweet and has a bit of a cinnamon flavour.

We have been noticing that many of vehicles especially the larger of the SUVs have all of their windows, including the front, with a very dark tint. I guess that is so you can't tell who is inside. The streets and sidewalks are not in good repair and one needs to be very careful, at all times, where one steps.


We headed off towards a few blocks of antique stores that we’d seen from the taxi. Along the way we found a plant nursery to explore. The antique stores had a wonderful array of chandeliers, collectables, and statues that were probably left over from the grand homes of days gone by.


After some very good tortilla soup we met our group. Twelve in number from Canada, Britain, and the U.S. Fred was amazed to find he wasn’t the oldest male in the group. The ages range from one couple who are in their late 30’s to the rest in their 50+s. Our guide is a 25 year old anthropologist and seems very professional which is nice to see. She took us for awalkabout our neighbourhood to point out good restaurants, ATM’s etc. Soon we’re heading out for dinner with our new group.


Posted by Fredricgail2017 14:43 Archived in Colombia

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