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Congreso Nacional de Colombia

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  • Day12

    Īstā kolumbiešu viesmīlība

    July 19, 2017 in Colombia

    19.JŪLIJS DIENA AR TRANS-IPIALES - TĀ TIK IR UZŅEMŠANA - ISTABA STARP ŠOSEJU UN ŪDENSKRITUMU

    Jau no paša sākuma ir diezgan skaidrs, ka šī diena paies garlaicīgi, jo mums paredzēts sešu stundu brauciens no Popayan atpakaļ uz Pasto pa jau zināmu maršrutu. Šoreiz esam gudri un jau iepriekš noprasam, vai brauksim ar lielo autobusu, jo sešas stundas mazajā busiņā neliekas kārdinoši. Jā, viss kārtībā, un lielais Trans Ipiales buss, kas ceļā jau no Bogotas, piebrauc pie mūsu platformas. Pirms vēl kāpjam iekšā, salonā ielec policists ar narkotiku meklētāju suni, un pēc brīža jau redzam, ka tiek rūpīgi pārmeklēts kāds tumšādains puisis, kas, acīmredzot, paticis sunim. Tomēr vēlāk konstatējam, ka puisim ļauts turpināt ceļu.
    Mūsu šīvakara saimniece Ardiana mūs rūpīgi instruējusi ar Airbnb palīdzību, ka no autobusa jāizkaāpj 19 km pirms pasto. Man liekas, ka skaidrāks par skaidru, bet autobusa šoferi lāga nesaprot. Zvanam Adrianai, viņa liek mūs izlaist ciemata centrā un sūta vīru pakaļ.
    Un tad tikai viss sākas - tik neizsakāmu prieku par savu ierašanos neesam vēl redzējuši, kungs, runādamies ar mums, 8 kilometru laikā divreiz gandrīz avarē. Mājās mūs sagaida ģimenes draugi, visi metas runāties un mūs apskatīt.
    Saimnieku sauc Eyner, un viņš ir tik priecīgs, ka esmu tikpat kā viņa vārdabrālis. Uzzinām, ka rīt ir Kolumbijas neatkarības diena, mājās būs ģimenes svētki, un visi kopā kāps tuvējā kalna virsotnē. Saimnieki aicina mūs pievienoties, un mēs ne varam, nedz arī gribam atteikt. Līdz ar to no plānoto divu lagūnu apskates laika paliks tikai vienai, bet tas nekas.
    Māja ir iebūvēta stāvā nogāzē starp Pan-Americana šoseju un kalnu, mums tiek piešķirts trešais stāvs ar stikla jumtu un lieliem logiem. Līdz šosejai ir 20 metri, bet līdz "privātajam" ūdenskritumam 3 metri. Mēģinam jau laicīgi pierast pie trokšņiem, bet diez vai izdosies. Nakts rādīs.
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  • Day16

    First Weekend

    March 14, 2016 in Colombia

    SO last I updated was LAST Friday. Sorry. It's been a long week. Here's what I missed:
    Saturday was a Devotional with the "Singles" at the church (anyone who is in high school, college, or who isn't married in the church). There has been one woman in the singles who has been helping me out since I've gotten here, her name is Sandra. Renee gave her my email when Renee first found out I was here (because Sandra speaks English) and Sandra emailed me right away. She did everything she could to make sure I was able to get to devo Saturday and church Sunday. She met me at the mall by my house on Saturday so we could hang out before she helped me get there. She is so nice and we sat and talked (over coffee of course) and took the bus to devo. The funny part is the buses here get super crowded and they're used to it, but I'm not. So we made our way to the door when it was time to get off, but there were so many people in the way and a backpack on the floor, and the doors closed with her on the terminal and me still on the bus. I would have felt so stupid had it not also happened to a couple who was standing next to us; the girl was able to get off but her boyfriend and I were not. Luckily, ECA gave me a cell phone that makes calls inside Colombia so she called me and told me to get off at the next stop and wait there for her. The next stop felt like it was forever away. But I did get off and she eventually was able to get off at the same stop. We made our way to devo (30 minutes late) and it made for a very funny story. The couple who leads the singles ministry apparently lives pretty close to me, so the husband agreed to drive me home after the devo
    They picked me up Sunday morning. When we got to church she had to stay at the car to feed her daughter, but she introduced me to another woman who speaks English. This woman was so nice (naturally I don't remember her name). She invited me over for lunch the next Sunday (which was yesterday because I'm posting so late), she needed to check with her husband but she said I should just assume it’s a yes unless she tells me otherwise. She couldn’t stay in service so she introduced me to another woman who speaks English (Marciela I think) to translate the sermon for me. Marciela also introduced me to people around her. One man she introduced me to was the guy who does announcements, so he wrote down my name to announce that I'm here and for how long. I met a couple from Canada who are visiting which was a nice dose of English in a haze of trying to explain student teaching to everyone in Spanish.
    After church the singles went out to lunch and coffee. Then, they decided they needed to show me all around downtown Bogota, so we went to see all the beautiful important buildings like the president's house. Before we could walk around though, we had to wait out a huge storm. I thought it was beautiful. Bogota is a gorgeous city. I'll attach some pictures, but there's a ton on Facebook so you can check those out! :)
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  • Day32

    Free Walking Tour / Museo d'Oro Bogota

    November 2, 2016 in Colombia

    Wie auch schon in Arequipa haben wir uns an unserem ersten Tag in Bogota einer Free Walking Tour, welche von Gabriela geleitet wurde, angeschlossen. Da momentan Low Season ist, waren wir nur zu Viert, was dem Ganzen aber einen noch persönlicheren Touch gab. Gestartet beim Chorro de Quevedo, dem ersten Hauptplatz in Bogota, wo wir ein wenig historisches über eben diesen erfahren haben, ging es weiter zu einer gratis Chicha (fermentierter Maissaft) Verkostung in der Callejon del Embudo. Über das Casa de Poesia, dem Smaragdmarkt und dem Plaza de Bolivar, wo wir auch einiges über die aktuelle politische Lage in Kolumbien erfahren konnten, gingen wir abschliessend ins Café Ibanez, wo wir in den Genuss eines exklusiven kolumbianischen Kaffees kamen.
    Nachdem wir uns mit einigen Arepas, einer kolumbianische Spezialität aus Mais, gestärkt haben, rundeten wir den Tag mit einem Besuch im Museo d'Oro ab.
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  • Day1

    Contenido del backpack

    May 16, 2017 in Colombia

    Finalmente el reto de que no puede pesar más de 8kg se cumplió. Vamos con 5.84 kg más 2 kgs de agua y Cristi 4.8 kg más 1 kg de agua.

    Actualizacion: Hago ésta actualización a una jornada de terminar el Camino de Santiago. Lo que preparamos fue justo lo que necesitamos, ni más ni menos. Para futuros caminantes esta es la lista:
    - Morral de 40 litros
    Muda para caminar. Toda de secado rápido:
    - 1 pantalón que se pueda convertir en pantaloneta
    - 1 camisa manga larga
    - 1 camina manga corta
    - sombrero de ala completa, No cacho cha
    - 1 gafa oscura
    - 1 impermeable liviano
    - 3 pares de media. CLAVE que sean para senderismo. Es a lo único que toca meterle plata. En decathlon se consiguen
    - 1 par de zapatos de senderismo. AMANSADOS.
    - Ropa interior, al gusto
    - 1 muda seca para dormir
    - 1 muda seca para estar en la tarde (pantaloneta y camisa)
    - 1 chancla para baño y que sirva para dar vuelta por la tarde a los pueblos a donde uno llega
    - 1 sleeping. No se necesita uno bueno, pero si liviano
    - 1 funda de almohada ya que hay albergues que no dan ganas de poner la cabeza en la almohada
    - 1 par de palos de senderismo. No es indispensable pero si recomendado
    - kit de limpieza personal
    - celular (cámara, linterna, guia app)
    - cargador y conversor de corriente europea
    - toalla de secado rápido (decathlon)
    - puede o no llevarse un camelback. Uno puede utilizar la botella de plástico que compre la primera vez y reutilizarla todo el camino. Hay muchas fuentes en el camino con buena agua y gratis
    - 1 bloqueador bueno
    - 1 poncho
    - 1 protector impermeable para morral
    - 1 kit de curas y kit muy básico de emergencia. Uno está en España y se consigue casi todo por donde uno pasa.

    Dejar en la casa el POR SI ACASO!! Clave el peso. No cargar más del 10% del peso de uno
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