A Day on the River Suarez.

20200223_091140We woke at a reasonable hour, and after a decent breakfast with too much papaya we headed out to explore San Gil.   San Gil has positioned itself as the outdoor sports capital of Colombia.   Based on all the advertisements we saw while walking around,  this is true.

Before taking to the river, we stopped to eat “big ass ants.”  Look it up to understand better. They didn’t really taste like anything.   I would basically call them crunchy.

The rafting was great.  I really enjoyed it.   Rafting is a big draw for these vacations for me.  I  think that is why I  choose multi-sport trips or adventure trips with G Adventures.

Our guide was very good. I rode in the front of the raft and caught most of the spray.  Unfortunately the other group tipped their raft over at the end of a class 5 rapid.  It was a little white knuckle, but we managed to rescue everyone and get them reunited with their boat.  They were a little shaken.

A modest lunch with celebratory beers was provided afterward.

For dinner I didn’t go with the group for dinner and struck out on my own to have a Colombian hamburger.   It was quite delicious.


I am having trouble uploading pictures,  so please check out my Instagram if I fail to put any here.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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1 Response to A Day on the River Suarez.

  1. retrodee says:

    The pics came up fine for me here, Anthony! It sounds like you’re having a great adventure so far. Glad to hear everyone in the tipped boat is safe. The food looks amazing!

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