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Day 1624: Caucasia

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Mar - 24 - 2015

I’m planning to meet friends in Cartagena in a week from now. Since I’m only 350 km away from the Caribbean coast I’m a couple of days ahead of schedule. A rest day in Caucasia was in order then.

The hotel I had found last night was cheap but noisy. A disco next door was playing very loud music until 3 in the morning. After years of sleeping in a new place every night I’m not too sensitive when it comes to noise in the night, but I decided to have a look around town for a new room.

Caucasia (80.000 inhabitants) is the biggest city between Medellin and Cartagena. I would say the most spectacular thing about Caucasia is the location right on the Cauca River. I had a quick look around but spent most of the day in front of my computer – I managed to keep the productivity up and finish almost all the things I had planned.

As the sun was setting I was not too happy to notice that my new hotel was just as noisy as the one I had left in the morning. The super loud music was blasting into my room all night. Silence is obviously not something that is high on the agenda in Colombia!

Categories: Colombia
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One Response so far.

  1. Marcos C. says:

    After more than a year on the roads of South America, you must somewhat be fluent in Spanish by now.

    Since I follow your blog side by side on my other monitor using Google Maps, I could see that some of Caucasia’s streets are bisected by two rivers (Rio Cauca & Rio Taraza) , it must be somewhat similar to Venice in a way. What a charming place it must be!

    Majority of Latin Americans are fun-loving people that’s why every small town have a ‘fiesta’ (festivity).

    You must be ready with your ear-plugs at night up to Mexico!