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Published: March 30th 2009
Locals take the time of day
Day 708 (07.03.09)
We were planning a monster day of walking and more adventure stuff, but soon realised that we just wouldn't be able to fit it all in - there's just way too much to do around here for our limited time! We eventually opted for a day out in a local town and a walk around the local area with the mates we'd met at the hostel.
Starting off with a fruit feast from the local market for brekkie we found a minibus destined for Barichara and our first stop on our day out. After wandering around the stunning colonial town we stopped off for another amazing set lunch at a local restaurant (3 courses for 1 pound 50) before setting off on the hour and a half walk down the hill to another smaller village called Guane. The scenery was amazing as we descended down into the valley however we may have chosen the wrong footwear contending with a relentlessly uneven cobbled path in our flipflops. Sadly we hadn't allowed enough time for the walk and arrived into Guane a couple of slips and twists later as we hurried down the hill to catch our bus
with only enough time to glimpse this little village's charms as we raced through. We just made it to the town square as the bus was beginning to pull away, phew just in time.
With the other guys making a move on the evening bus, we had a relaxing evening making plans to reconvene further up the country.
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