Waiting for the bus to Villa de Leyva
Thursday 22 February 2007
Ahoy there maties! I don`t know if I`ll get on the internet later today so I thought it best to update while I can. I`m waiting in the bus terminal in Bogotá for the 2.40pm bus to Villa de Leyva. I wasn`t sure if there`d be other buses so I came a few hours early and alas, have to wait it out. I have my diary to catch up on and a good book to read though, so I can keep myself occupied.
I finished reading Nathaniel Hawthorne´s The Scarlet Letter a couple weeks ago, by the way, and loved it! The plot is relatively simple and there is not a lot of action in the story, but it is so well told, so exceptionally well written, that I was turning the pages like I was reading a thriller, not an old romance story.
Now I`m reading a collection of stories and plays by Chekhov and am thoroughly enjoying them as well. 640 pages of genius! His short stories aren`t so much stories as brief moments in people´s lives and they´re rather charming because of it.
I should get into Villa de Leyva by 7pm, and plan to stay only a day or two before heading onward to the Caribbean coast. How exotic does that sound!