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This Is The End!

We are now in Miami (which J is determined to call LA) we didn’t really want to be here it was just prolonging the inevitable flight home. On the plus side V&J got a free breakfast that they didn’t know they were entitled to. Fruit loops like the good ole days in Nassau.

Took the airport shuttle back to Miami International with the plan to drop the bags and take another bus to a shopping mall nearby. However, after dropping the bags it transpired that the bus’s return journey wouldn’t get us back to the airport in time for the flight. So it was a nice relaxing lunch of salty cholesterol on a plate and V got to walk around looking at the shops wasting the last of their dollars on stuff.

More beers through at the departure gate set the mood for the flight. V was given the mission of spending the remaining dollars and actually failed. She felt like she had let herself down but resided to the fact that it has been a year and is just out of practise.

V&J were fashionably last on the flight and they literally shut the door behind them. We do want to come home-honest! We then disappointed a very sleepy passenger that probably thought he had the row to himself.

The Mac just informed J that it has not been backed up for 366 days (he did it the day before they left). This means we have been gone for exactly 365 days, 366 when we land. J’s a geek.

Not sure of what to make of our return to the UK. Excited, nervous, disappointed, anxious
J knows that V can’t sleep and has a stupid excited grin on her face, god only 4 more hours to go before he can hand her responsibility back to Baz.

Ingerrrland nah nah nah vindalooooooooo

A Sneaky Secret

So a couple of weeks ago V&J re-routed their flight through Bogota in order to avoid the crack den; Caracas. It turned out that this new flight is scheduled to get in 8 hours earlier. To this affect V&J have been careful to keep it a secret so they can surprise J’s family back at home. We will see how trustworthy the necessarily informed people turn out to be. We have suspicions/paranoia. Anyway the flight is now in two parts with an 18 hour stop over in Miami. This means leaving today.

First we needed to fly to Bogota, so took a taxi to the ‘bus station’ which turned out to be a load of buses in the middle of downtown. The bus to the airport took a good hour with a very kind driver who picked up school kids and dropped them at school for free on route. Everything ran smoothly with Avianca (unlike it did with their competitor Aries). There was just enough time to get lunch and buy two rubber random rubber ducks (we had leftover peso) at Bogota airport before taking the 3.5 hour flight to Miami.

The flight was painless. Watched two films, ‘Shrek Forever After’ and ‘Iron Man 2’ both pretty disappointing. There was then our cavity search at Miami Airport. Somehow V&J managed to pick all the wrong queues and were the last people to get out of the airport. V was asked by the security guy, ‘what took you so long’. V kept the ginger hulk at bay but really wanted to rip his head of spit down his neck and shout ‘YOU’ at his corpse. Instead it was a girlie giggle and a sensibly polite answer. Boy how she’s changed.

A free airport shuttle took us to our pre-booked hotel. It had received some poor reviews on tripadvisor but V&J easily rated it within their top three and took pictures of their GIANT bed, that could only be meant for obese Americans.

Will The Real Jose Please Stand Up
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The real Jose turned up at 8am and took V&J off for a whistle stop tour of everything Medellin had to offer. First up was Santa Fe, a beautiful small colonial town outside of Medellin where all the wealthy Colombians go at the weekend. However, it was Tuesday which meant that the three of us [...]

A Jose

Woke up feeing much less hungover than we deserved, this is a refreshing change to the grip of death we have been feeling from an innocent two beers. Little did we know it was in the post. After pestering the unfriendly staff at reception we managed to move into a reasonably priced private room, this [...]

Party Time In Medellin

Got up nice and early and bought the worlds cheapest bakery breakfast. Either this is a crazily cheap town or we have been completely ripped off throughout Colombia. More than likely the latter.
We dragged our bags to the bus and waited for a non existent bus to take us to Salento. This never came so [...]

Coffee & Colca In Salento
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After a beautifully cheap breakfast at Lucy’s we climbed aboard a jeep to take us to Valle de Cocora. Our 6 seater jeep soon had 14 people crammed aboard and J found himself riding on the roof directly above the driver. Crazy good view from up there, just had to be careful of the odd [...]