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Santa Marta, Day 3

Off to the park!

sunny 29 °C

Yesterday I had a wonderful day just wandering around town and chatting to people in the hostel. Santa Marta is a very small city with good, friendly people, a boardwalk and beaches along the sea, and killer Caribbean drum beats. There was a group of young guys near the beach yesterday playing the hottest fastest tightest beats, and the best drum player couldn`t have been more than 15 years old. I love the Caribbean-flavoured music here.

The only toury thing I did (and the only toury thing to do at all, really) was visit the free Museo de Tayrona, which houses artefacts from the Tayrona and K____ tribes (I forget the name of that second one) as well as some gold pieces, and modern art on the second floor.

The buildings in Santa Marta aren`t as spectacular as Cartagena, but I prefer this city much more, it has a better vibe, and I´m glad to be spending my last days in this area.

In an hour I`m taking a shared taxi to Parque National Tayrona, a unique spot where beaches meet the highest coastal mountain range in the world, full of diverse plant and animal life, and with gorgeous beaches and little archaeological sites. I`m gonna stay the night, so I`ll talk more about it tomorrow night or so.

9 days left!!!!!

Posted by The Cat 06:08

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