Welcome to Guatapé!
A quaint town for those who seek refuge from the large cities. Foreigners and Colombians alike.
It's a manmade reservoir with speckled land masses offering much to explore. We arrived midday and enjoyed this quiet place till the next afternoon. We fit in a hike up "La piedra del Peñol", went for a dip in the refreshing water, made friends with a dog, and waited out the rain in the open balcony of our hostel.
Here's the view from the top of the rock.
"La piedra del Peñol", The rock of Peñol
We made it ALL 675 steps. Followed within 10 minutes by a little boy and his family who we had passed on the way up. It's up for debate wether he completed it by himself!
A glance at the typical lunch. Always with the option of Juice. "con jugo? En leche o agua?(in milk or water?)
The tuktuk of colombia. Not easily found, but served us well with our limited time. Our driver's name was Mauricio.
The dog that befriended us. She initially refused to enter the water when we went swimming despite our constant coaxing. It wasn't until we were a ways out that she came in to try and save us. When seeing that we were on our way back she turned back to shore, her mind at ease that we were not drowning.
Gotta love the yoga poses.
It's good for you.
On the journey to the airport we came across this band. They were showering the street with animated gypsy jigs. We could have easily stayed for hours but our flight wouldn't wait.
The name of the band is Tarantismo: enfermedad o plaga de baile involuntario (Tarantism:sickness or a plague of involuntary dance.)
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