Day 37 – 40

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Oct 10th Day #37 Christian from germany and I shared a room at the hotel the night in tolu colombia as everyone else on the boat shared rooms in the same hotel with whoever they choose or came with.  We got up at 10 cause we were told the captain was taking our passports to get stamped so we were legally allowed to be in colombia since the night before we arrived like mexicans illegally.  Andre the captain came back around 230 cause there was a issue IMG_3384with the 3 passengers who were from New Zealand thankfully it was not me the one american.  We all got approved in the country and Andre got us our tickets on the bus for 5 where he had bicycle taxis picking us up at the hotel taking us to the bus station.  5 came and on the bikes we went I rode with the two girls from switzerland since i was one of the solo guys but had to ride backwards on a metal plate (not fucking comfortable but we were already drinking). We get to the bus station and I think all of us guys rushed into the market there an bought up all the 6 packs for the 3hr bus ride.  We load into the bus I sit with Christopher from australia and the drinking began.  Within a hour though I think we all drank each IMG_3387of our 6 packs consider we killed 2 beers before even getting on the bus.  So no it wasent a 3hr bus ride like everything on this trip it was fucked we arrived 4hrs later.  So we unload the bus we all grab our bags and head to each of our hotels.  We all knew the area to stay in so I choose a hotel near the hostels majority were staying in the others grabbed there hotels nearby as well and after getting checked into each of our hotels Roscoe his girl Femm Andrea Rowan Adam and I all meet up minutes after checking in to start our sat night of drinking in Cartagena which already seems like a awesome city.   Randomly while eating dinner we met up with others on the boat Ryan and his Gf Grace and the Rojulio the other guy riding a motorcycle who was from costa rica. We partied till 6am

the jazz bar we were not cool enough to stay at

the jazz bar we were not cool enough to stay at

called it a night went our seperate ways. Day 38 got up late from partying all night ate some food and started it all over again with Rowan and Adam we ended the night think at 430 that night after being told we could not stay in this rad jazz bar cause we were not famous. Rowan played he was famous card but nope it didnt  work so after a few beers on the streets that was a wrap. Day 39 it was a monday it was a Colombian holiday today my bike was to arrive but of course that didnt happen the boat was still broken down 10hrs of sailing away in tolu still.  I was told weds they

view from La Popa with my back to the cross

view from La Popa with my back to the cross

would arrive now that the part for the motor they were to get will be on tues cause of the weekend and the holiday.  So grabbed some beers again and did some sightseeing around town on the hop on hop off bus.  Got to see the amazing castle the skyline of the new city and La Popa with the view down on the city.  We thought we were drinking but there was a family from Peru who were downing the beers behind us.  The day ended went back to our hotels changed and like 10 of us from the boat all met up again in the old city.  We went to some rad roof top bar but was expensive as in the beers were

view from the roof of the old city

view from the roof of the old city

3$ not 2$ haha so we drank in the center on the streets to wait for the others to get done eating and then Christian who shared a room with was gay and wanted to go to the gay club in town. We all agreed got to the club an beers were again 3$ not 2 but better yet I could get 2 bottles of rum for 40$ so I end up buying bottle service at the club and shared shots with everyone till the bottles were all and then we decided to leave.  I am not sure what happened with half of the group but only like 4 of us walked out of the club.  We grab some more street beers and just hung out on our busy street drinking beers and talking

art museum i went to in the old city of cartagena

art museum i went to in the old city of cartagena

with each other.  Called it a night around 2am cause most were going to head to Santa Marta tomorrow tues morning.  I had to wait cause im depending my whole trip around my fucking motorcycle that has not arrived yet.  Day 40 wake up again hit up Andre to see whats up with the boat but screw the boat whats up with my motorcycle. He says now thurs or friday which is fucked this just put me behind another week now and on top of it I promised Rowan I be there for his 30th birthday thurs in santa marta.  I walk around town for bit  randomly came across a art museum in the old town that has some cool shit (was not allowed to take photos inside).  So took in more of the shops around old town watch some live painters saw some metal sculptures ate at the Hard Rock but besides that I didnt really do much besides take some photos to occupy my time..  I Called it a early night and just said fuck it Im going to take a bus to santa marta an just come back fri.  I told rowan I be there im going to be there.

cannons with a view of the city from the top of the old city walls

cannons with a view of the city from the top of the old city walls

 

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