They arrived on Friday night, unscathed, despite the no-doubt wild taxi ride from the airport (remember the game crazy taxi? That’s pretty much what driving here is like).
After a quick tour around the place (which I’ll be posting a video of before I leave, don’t you worry) we headed out for dinner on the town. We hit up La Cueva, one of Barranquilla’s finer dining establishment for some classy plates of raw fish (ceviche), squid, shrimp, and fried plantains! Not a bad start to the weekend.
We made the journey without any difficulty and the only somewhat crazy thing was a military drill taking place in the middle of the highway. A helicopter was hovering about 20 yards overhead and tons of soldiers were repelling out. At least… I’m fairly certain it was a drill. And not like…Godzilla coming to Colombia. I mean…we would have heard about that, right?
If you’re ever in the city, the exhibit is free and worth checking out. And if you ever need some gold artifacts crafted by hand, I know how to do that now, so just give me a ring.
Well… were going to, until a stranger with a nice car sitting outside the van station said, “Hey, I’m going to Barranquilla right now for about the same price, want a ride?” And, just as my parents taught me, you should always take rides from strangers. So we did. And we made it back in one piece!
And with that, the weekend was over and early the next morning Dad and Brenda had a flight to catch. Short but sweet!
[ You can see all of the photos from Cartagena here ]
So that about does it, tune in next time to learn all about… something else Colombian! Mystery post! Who knows!?!