Two weeks in and Colombia continues to give. I am enjoying a lot of free time at present, mostly because my work at the University doesn't seem to start until the end of the month, and nobody seems too bothered about the fact that I'm just chilling at home (T.I.C.). However, the weekends are still as busy as ever. We decided to head out along the coast again this weekend, this time a little further along, to Parque Tayrona - a National Park, and place of outstanding natural beauty (especially for us foreigners!).
|Our route to Parque Tayrona|
When talking over plans with the group, there was a great discussion about what we'd have to take (everything), where we'd be able to sleep (on a campsite) and what we'd be able to eat (what we'd brought). There was even some talk of supermarkets and hotels. Given that Parque Tayrona is, basically, a jungle, this seemed unlikely. And faced with the question of what there was to see in the way of attractions, the appeal of a place with no wifi or good restaurants to go to seemed limited to some. But for those who went, the appeal was clear: naturaleza (nature)! And nature, on its part, definitely delivered...
|Jungle trekking = hard work!|
|Our sleeping quarters|
We got to the campsite about an hour later, very grateful to be able to buy cold water and beer from the little café on site (they do exist, after all...). I was also keen to see our accommodation, given that we were going to sleep in what you see here - hammocks! Although I didn't get to test mine out until a little later on (pretty comfy, I have to say), because we headed off even further along the track to freshen ourselves off in... the sea!
|Sunset on the beach at Tayrona|