Salento, Colombia, October 17, 2017
Our last day here! Finally!
Last night Dario and I visited a local bar-
Where a band was playing-
The place was packed and many were dancing - us included! They are simple dances: a two step and something similar to a polka but with both you just go from left to right, not crazily around the room. That might change I guess if you're in a big space. Dario was surprised that I caught on so quickly .... Come on, I'm a dancer from a way back. However, in Canada, we dance with a straight back and move our legs. Here, they move every part and often - swaying the hips and body. I'll need to practice that!
For lunch, I saved the best for last-
A deep fried thin piece of dough that is used for dipping the sauce in the trout ( I couldn't eat that!) mushrooms, onions, cheese, garlic and cream sauce. I only ate half at lunch, the half without the bones I guess, because the half I saved for supper was mostly bones. Funny how that works.
The decor in the restaurant is very Colombian-
Later, I went to play tejo. It's a gambling game but not really. Everybody picks a rock-
which is about 20 feet away. You get points depending on where you land your rock. The brown stuff is like plasticine so the rock really sinks in.
There were 2 local men playing full court next to us-
They were just launching their rocks and landing on the target or very, very close, every time. Practice makes perfect I guess.
I'm feeling better which means about 80%. It's still hard to climb many stairs without needing a rest but it's coming. I spent a lot of the day trying to book a Galapagos cruise, now that I know we'll be in Quito October 24th.
Looking forward to moving on but I may be off the grid a few days.