March 23: Palomino & Riohacha
__Luckily this am the sun was out again and we could dry our laundry. We decided not to return to Taganga now - even if we left most of our stuff under Pibe's sink there- but to continue traveling east to Guajira, a deserted fascinating region, land of the Wayuu indians. After breakfast we walked back to the park entrance 40min+ 10min minivan $1. On the main road there's plenty of public buses and we take one to Palomino, 45min, $2. Once there we have to walk to the beach for 15min thru the fields.
Palomino is a beautiful long beach perfect for chilling out: we enjoyed the great camarones all'aijo- garlic shrimps- $8, read a book on a hammock, chatted with other travelers, swam and looked at the waves. Finca Escondida: recommended. After lunch we walked back to the main road and catched another bus to Riohacha, 2hrs, $6, where a taxi took us to Hotel Colonial, $22 for a room w bath. It's a good price here, apparently most of the hotels ask for double that price at least. Since our big backpack and most of our stuff is under Pibe's sink back in Tayrona, we need to go shopping to the mercado: everybody there say " a la orden"... I can't stand it! Anyway with our new hat, flip flops, and t-shirts, now we are ready for the desert in Cabo! Dinner and early bed. Exhausted.
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