January 3, 2019

Today )we traveled from Guatapé to San Luis (121 km). When we got up this morning we found out that we slept just 100 meters away from the hostels we were searching for yesterday evening. We wonder why the people we spoke with didn't know these places. But we had a good night and saved some money. Then we visited Guatapé. It is a nice and colorful town (see picture). Then we climbed the Piedra del Peñol. This is a 200-meter high monolith. We had to climb 705 steps to the highest point. From there we had a wonderful view over the barrier lake Embalse Peñol-Guatapé. For the 121 km, we drove about 3 hours. The road went up and down on high mountains. And it was winding. There were again many trucks which slowed us down. But the road was in very good condition. We overnight in a nice trucker hotel at the road on a mountain just surrounded by woods.

January 2, 2019

Today we traveled from Medellin to Guatapé (103 km). But first, we drove down from the mountain to Medellin which is a difference in altitude of 1000 meters. We visited two car workshops because of the alinement problem. But both couldn’t help us. Our RV seems to be too big for the normal alinement measuring devices. Then we went to a place where we wanted to fill our propane tanks. Since they are fixed inside the RV is it difficult to find someone who is willing to fill them. We were lucky that a tank car just arrived when we were there and was willing to fill our tanks. Then we drove to Guatapé. We needed about 2.5 hours for the 40 km. Trucks, an accident and road works slowed us down this much. And in one place about 100 horsemen were in our way. The last ones are shown in my picture. The hotel we wanted to stay had no rooms available. Two other places we wanted to check out were not there where our GPS information said they should be. In the end, we camped wild somewhere where people told us we can do it without problems. The search for a place to stay overnight was difficult since our WIFI device didn’t work. Therefore we were like blind and couldn’t get enough information about places.

January 1, 2019

Today we walked in the neighborhood of the campground searching for an open restaurant or shop. Everything was closed except for one coffee shop which sold bread too. We bought some bread and had ourselves to cook the New Year's dinner. In order to see down to Medellin, we had to walk about one kilometer. Here I could do the attached picture of the light of Medellin.