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    Brief Visit to Barranquilla

    May 4, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    While we were in Cartagena, we decided to take a day trip to Barranquilla, about 115 kilometres away. The bus was small and while there were no live chickens on-board, we were cramped in the bus as if we were chickens or sardines. With no leg room for two tall gringos, we spent the next three hours trying to get comfortable and avert deep vein thrombosis.

    Barranquilla is the largest city in the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia, but it's main claim to fame is that it is home to Sofía Vergara and Shakira (and our friend Steph). Just prior to our visit, Sofía Vergara had returned home causing a media sensation. We went in search of Shakira but could only find buses promoting the city's love for the singer. A bit like our ongoing search for the ever-allusive sloth, we left the city without catching sight of Sofía or Shakira (and Steph exited a long-time ago).

    Next stop: Panamá City via Cartagena
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