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Cali, Colombia


This happened to me once before when I was in Australia.

Yesterday Felipe, a real Colombian gentleman who I met last month in Manizales, and his girlfriend Carolina showed me around Cali, the salsa capital of the world. Normally Cali is incredibly hot and humid - that Latin heat I always imagine - allowing the local girls to flaunt the work of the world's best plastic surgeons city, but there was a fresh breeze. I suppose to cool everyone down from election day. It also helped that no one can buy or sell liquor (legally) on election day, leaving the normally lively streets empty.

Felipe and Carolina took me to a park with a comedian who thankfully used a lot of physical humour. Hell, I don't need Spanish to understand what a different guys look like at the urinals. heh heh, nah, just a rotten sense of humour! ....so yeah, he was hilarious.

Anywho, I got back to the hostel early and read a little before deciding to conk out. Just as I was about to turn off the light this guy walked in - the only other person in my dorm. He sounded North America when he said hi. Oooh, I was excited. Maybe another Canadian!
Hey, I'm Ryan.
I'm Mat.
Where you from?
Canada.
Where in Canada?
Edmonton.
Where in Edmonton?
Downtown.
No way, I'm from St. Albert!
Really! I'm from St. Albert originally!
It turns out Mat went to school with Meghan and knows Tara in addition to several of my friends. I've even partied with his younger brother several times. Finally, someone to talk hockey with!

permalink written by  ryanmyers on September 28, 2009 from Cali, Colombia
from the travel blog: Ryan's First Sabbatical
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