"I AM SO CONVINCED OF THE ADVANTAGES OF LOOKING AT MANKIND INSTEAD OF READING ABOUT THEM, AND OF THE BITTER EFFECTS OF STAYING AT HOME WITH ALL THE NARROW PREJUDICES OF AN ISLANDER, THAT I THINK THERE SHOULD BE A LAW AMONGST US TO SET OUR YOUNG MEN ABROAD FOR A TERM AMONG THE FEW ALLIES OUR WARS HAVE LEFT US". Lord Byron
I washed Angelina's windshield it was full of tar, the night watchman gave a little me alcohol, it's much better now. We had breakfast and we walked by the highway to Aguas Calientes by half way there was no one to be seen. Shorty fine, but I had to ask around if there was long to go? One native said we were there already, half an hour I ask the same question to another native, your almost there. Finally, we arrived at the springs, a couple of photos and we bolted from the place by a footpath which was a short cut. Lots of mud and we passes the front of several houses but soon enough we arrived at the hotel. They washed and dried all my clothes for $13.500 COP. We had lunch and just after 13:00 we left for Popayán, passed through the center, later by El Bordo (Cauca) and we were on the Pan-American which was at a halt. The reason: one hundred people walking on both ways to bury a person. I even saw a man with a shovel which had a 2.5 metre handle.
The afternoon came onto us quickly and we decided to stop at Hotel Cabaña for $12.000 COP, with cable, private bath without hot water. Basic but for 6,66 dol it is recommended, it's family business.
Although it is the Panamerican Highway the locals call it "El Tablon Panamericano" which means something like the panamerican Plank
Fruit juice is popular in Colombia, recently my last one was made of tomatos from Elm trees.
SAME TEXT HERE IN SPANISH: Día 34 Domingo 2
Lave el parabrisas de Angelina estaba llena de alquitrán, el sereno me dio un poco de alcohol, quedo mejor, desayunamos y nos fuimos caminando por la carretera a aguas calientes ya a medio camino estaba muerto, Shorty pancho, le pregunte a uno que pasaba, falta mucho? Ya han llegado me dice, a la media hora le pregunto lo mismo a una indígena, ya esta ahí atrás me dice, seguimos y nada hasta que por fin llegamos a las termas, un par de fotos y rajamos por un sendero que queda mucho mas cerca, atajo ellos le dicen,
Barro y pasamos por el frente de varias casas pero enseguida llegamos al parte de atrás del hotel. Me lavaron y secaron toda la ropa en el hotel por 13.500.00
Almorzamos y pasadas las 1300 salimos para Popayán que pasamos por el centro, después por Bordo (Cauca) y estaba la panamericana toda parada, como cien personas caminando en la las dos vías, pregunte, iban a enterrar a una persona y hasta vi un negro que llevaba una pala con un mango como de dos metros y medio.
La tarde se nos vino rápido y decidimos parar en el hotel La Cabaña por 12.000.00
Baño privado cable, sin agua caliente, básico pero por 6.66 dol es R. lo tiene una familia.
El lugar es la carretera panam se llama El Tablón Panamericano.
Mucho jugo de frutas se toma en Colombia el ultimo era de tomate de Olmos.Posted by Hugo Albini at March 08, 2008 09:35 AM GMT
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