Sam’s VIP Hostel’s location is so good that when a presidential candidate spoke in the main square, one of the army’s snipers hung out in the balcony. All of us were so busy taking photos with him, he might have been too busy to respond quickly if something happened. Sam said the candidate never had a chance to win anyway, so probably the risk of him getting shot was low.
It is only Cynthia from Iowa(!) and me left in the hostel; everyone else skedaddled for the coast. Cynthia bought an inflatible little thing for lounging in the pool. I bet when she left home she never guessed she’d be buying pool accessories in Colombia.