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Published: November 24th 2009
Peak of El Penon
me, Lexie, Eric, Mariana, Britta y Juliana
As usual, so much as happened since the last blog. From going to Peter's house party and hanging out at Jeffery's apartment on a Friday night to sightseeing. We went to see Manuela (she is Juliana's sister) sing at her schools annual English song festival - she sang one of Rihana's song and sang very well - am so happy for her because she won out of 17 contestants.
On the 16th, we went to El Penon and Guatape, at el penon, we climbed the rock - 649 stairs, yeah I did it but it was very tiring but once at the peak - the view is stunning, plus we got a very cold beer from some guy from Spain once we got to the peak. Later on we went to Guatape and took a boat ride to the old city which is now covered up with water - the only thing you can see is the peak of the church, on the way there we saw properties belonging to Pablo Escobar that was bombed by the government.
This past weekend, we went to Santa Fe de Antioquia - the oldest city in Antioquia and we stayed a night
Manuela in the middle
at a beautiful hotel called Palma Reina. Santa Fe is very beautiful, very colonial and hot. The hotel we stayed in has a pool which was great, the owner was so nice - he reduced the price for us and gave us free beer. So if you are in Santa Fe de Antioquia - check out the hotel - Palma Reina Hostería, Carrera 7 con Calle 8, the phone number is 8532713.
Finally, I was introduced to a volunteer program - it is a center for adoption, I went there today to be introduced to the kids and they immediately accepted me and were asking a whole lot of questions. I will be starting tomorrow and I already promised the kids that I will tell them about my family and teach them English so I'm looking forward to tomorrow with the kids.
This Friday, I'll be 24 years old and I'll be celebrating it !Por Supuesto!. I'm looking forward to it, we will be going to a Jamaican bar I found while looking for Hooters to have lunch with a friend I met in Cali then to a pure Reggeaton or Hip-Hop discoteca - Vamos a ver.
Jeffery playing the guitar y Britta
I still hate my classes, am not learning anything new, the only thing I like about the Nueva Lengua program is my home stay, excursion and off course Britta - my new friend from Switzerland, she is awesome and very pretty. My host parents are so nice and I now know my way around. My home is a 40 minutes walk away from my former University and Juliana house - so yeah I 'm doing a lot of exercise by walking for 80 minutes almost every day.
Last week, my nose ring came out while I was sleeping, I tired to put it back but I couldn't so now I don't have a rose ring anymore but I'm not upset. Instead I'll be giving myself with another tattoo for my birthday present............................. I'm getting sad again because I'll be leaving Medellin next week Friday to Cartagena, unlike the last time - I can not come back because I'll be flying out of Cartagena to Panama in two weeks.
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