tayrona national park

beautiful place. i read people's blogs and the guide book before hand, but i don't really think i quite believed what i read. the reality was as described. beautiful beaches, restaurants, hammocks for hire to stay the night in, juice stalls, arepa (a tortilla pastry, filled with your choice of chicken or meat mixed with egg and then deep friend by a dude on the beach), cervezas, donkeys to carry your stuff (and you) for a small fee of course and more- it was pretty epic. compared to aus where, to enter a national park the standard line is, take everything with you, including a kitchen sink, as once you're in there there is no access to anything food wise or other, just doesn't apply here. whatever you need, so long as you can splash out some cash for it, is three. i met a colombian girl from bogota on my way in and we ended up spending the day together, conversing in a mixture of broken english/spanish, hand movements, smiles and laughter. it was a good day of beach, jungle walking and a slightly loco bus driver- if i were to come this way again though i'd definitely give myself a week in this place to explore if fully and have time to relax. bonita!

 juice bar in the park

juice bar in the park

 lunch with a beer

lunch with a beer

 the guy who made our lunch

the guy who made our lunch

 hammock set up under a truck- this was at a truck stop on our way out. not a bad idea

hammock set up under a truck- this was at a truck stop on our way out. not a bad idea