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What main languages are spoken here?:

Everyone speaks Spanish. It's hard to find someone who speaks English! Thankfully our hostel owner did. 

What type of money is used here?:

Just like all of Colombia, La Macarena uses the Colombian peso. 

How much does a bottle of water cost?:

A bottle of water was pretty expensive, about $2.00. Lucky for us, our hostel provided free, big jugs of water. 

What was the best meal this week?:

The best meal that i had in La Macarena was gallo, or rooster! It's like chicken, but a bit more tough and gamey. The skin was so tough, I couldn't cut into it! I had to eat it with my hands. 

What music did I listen to this week?:

One night this week, we went to performance near the town square. We listened to a traditional Colombian band from the area play for dancers. Some of them were about 10 years old, but man could they dance! My friend Phoebe danced with one of them. 

What activity was the most fun this week?:

The most fun activity during this trip was visiting Raudal. This part of the river had by far the most colorful red plant! The cherry on top was being able to cool off in one of the small cañons where there were little cascadas, or waterfalls. We must have swum for an hour!