We slept in hammocks. The first night we slept in hammocks on a cliff over the ocean where you can hear the waves crashing all night. But it ended up being pretty cold and damp. I was so cold I had to sleep under my slightly damp towel all night with a sweater on. Colombia should not be this cold! So the next night we moved down the hill. Which was slightly less cold but still found me shivering under a damp towel until morning when I moved into Emily’s hammock to get warm. Our surprise night we moved further inland where I finally was warm. Or at least I slept deeply enough from the Benadryl I took that I didn’t notice the cold (I did have very graphic zombie dreams that night though).
mmm. What did we do? We spent whole days lazing around on the beach, hiking through the woods, taking pictures, chatting and meeting new people.
Let’s get to New Years. We had smuggled in some rum in a listerine bottle, so we got to have minty rum and cokes. We met up with a group of English and Irish guys that were also in a large, single sex group, so we combined forces into a giant, English speaking table. The stars were out and completely beautiful from the clear, pristine beaches. Some people had a candlelit drum circle and there was dancing. I retired gracefully to my hammock at 1 because they didn’t play “En Barranquilla me quedo” which is my favorite. Also I was tired.
But yeah. Mostly it was just beautiful and we were just lazy. A great New Years!
Hope your New Year’s celebration was as lovely as ours.
Here’s to an equally lovely 2012!