Burned between the palms
Trip Start Dec 30, 2006
20Trip End Jan 19, 2007
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What I did
Parque Nacional El Palmar
I visited the Jesuitical ruins. They consist on old ovens used to prepare lime. There are banners with the story of those people and their lime factory.
The bad part of the excursion was that I had to walk about 28 kilometers back if I couldn’t find any vehicle to bring me back.
On the first part I enjoyed the walk a lot. It was full of yatay palms (the National Park exists basically to preserve this species). I wanted to see some animals but I couldn’t.
But as the time was running, I started to enjoy it less… It was noon and there weren’t any shadows as the top of the palms were tiny. It was very hot and I was burned by the heating sun.
When I arrived in Colón, everything hurt me. I was badly burned and I wasn’t feeling well. That’s why I desisted to keep on finding somewhere to sleep and I bought my ticket back for that night.
Apart from that I hadn’t much more money. So I left my backpack on the bus station and went for a walk.
I knew that Flor, a very good friend of mine from Rosario was staying there that week, so I called them and asked her to go for a walk. She invited me to go with her family and have a very good asado… It made me feel much better. I had a very nice evening with her family, and after that I stayed talking with her and her sister until it was time to go.