Adrenaline Rush for 4 days straight in San Gil!

Trip Start Jul 14, 2010
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Trip End Jul 25, 2010


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Flag of Colombia  , Santander,
Saturday, July 24, 2010

7 hours of a gruelling seated journey through the most wonderful countryside I've ever seen....it cannot get any greener than this! Taxi a la plaza por favor...trez mille...hmmm 1.5eur lol sure! 20 minute taxi :D How can it get any cheaper than this?

Saturday night baby....lets go to a Colombian Club....Taxiiiiiii :D Best club in San Gil....Salsa salsa salsa.....everybody has a partner...we foreign tourists dont know any salsa :( and no colombian girl is available...what kind of place is this? grrrrrr maybe its good for other stuff...

White water rafting tomorrow pls....down Rio Fonce or Rio Suarez? whats d difference? Rio Fonce beginners....Rio Suarez experts.....Rio Suarez pls :D si si siiiiiiiiii!

Sign paper saying they r not responsible for our deaths...attach a sticker saying Linea di Emergencia...Safety procedure and demonstration takes a whole half an hour! holy smoke....what are we getting ourselves into???

Rapidsssssss....are they Class 5? no class 2....owwwww I see....Forward forward forward....damn this is hard! Vrumm up we go....water in d face haha cooool.....next are Class 4 rapids....oh noooo! Forwardddddddddddd.....definitely....first victim falls overboard...not me :) forwardddd strongerrrrr! come on guysssssss! Class 5 rapids on d way.....Insideeeeee! .......

.....raft goes vertical...aaaaaaaaaaaaa........forwarddddddd! its 60 degrees up!!!! come onnn! phewwww how did we survive that?? nd it goes on and on and on for a whole 1 hour and a half....see vid on facebook of the last class 5 rapid :)


I would like to go Paragliding over the canyon pls...no problem sir :) great :D 1hr ride and we finally arrive at the destination....and what a destination it is! views of this huge canyon on one side....views of several mountains on d other side....greenery at its best :) :) :) this is heaven once again :)

off we go...up with the thermals....ahhhh this is peace in the air....i'm a bird :) want avventura? siiiii :) nothing came....but we r still going up and up....ppl now look smaller than ants! suddenly...where is the view? why is it all foggy? we're in d clouds!!! what????? going round and round high up in d clouds....avventura ora? siiiiii...hold on tight....spin spin spin....soooo much G's in d body aaaaaaaaaaaaa....vrummmmm down to d ground in 10 seconds! vruuummmmm back up! aaaaaaa acrobatic paragliding :) isn't that a wonderful job :)


Caving pls....rush now to d bus station...catch d next bus to Curuti...stop at this graffiti place....bus leaves in 5 minutes GO GO GO! where is the bus station? here's a map...follow it! Buses....Pardon Curuti? no....Curuti? no...Curuti? Siiii! Gracias :D Cant see any graffiti...oh here it is :) Ferma!! (is that even a spanish word? lol) Did you get another top? Si...Cos its muddy...okkkk.

This is the cave....switch on your light....go in the water....go under the dark black water to pass to the next cave....scaryyyyy....this is d mud cave....down we go waist deep in d mud....trying to squeeze our way to the top....mudslideeeeeee olej :D nd on nd on it goes till we arrive at a cave full of stalactites and stalagmites...which seems like a huge roof of 1 foot long nails hammered 1cm between each other....nd had a small waterfall bath :)

Tomorrow rappelling (abseiling) down a 180m waterfall....swimming in natural water holes...nd hopefully mountain biking 70km down d canyon we paraglided onto today! :D

I pity those who never came to Colombia! Seriously I do! Oh yeee its all about drugs and kidnapping definitely....love ur thinking...it remains unspoilt that way :)
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mario on

This must be thrilling!!....can't wait to get there some day for that acrobatic paragliding!!....you must be joking :(((.....its good to hear different view of
colombia though.....people seem to be nice and friendly ....enjoy son :))

lydia on

Wow! Exciting!

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