Another slow day. Spent the morning reading and napping and trying to not get too frustrated with the internet connection.
Today is a public holiday in Colombia, so not a lot is happening anywhere. We didn’t even bother going out since many places would be closed.
The other Australian couple here in Colombia at the moment are Greek and George decided that he wanted to cook us all a BBQ lunch this afternoon – what better way to enjoy a public holiday than a barbie? I think it took a couple of days of planning, but they managed to find the ingredients to make a tzatziki and some souvlaki. Unfortunately they couldn’t find any lamb – so had to substitute pork and beef instead. George marinated the meat and also did some chicken – then BBQ’d the lot on the small coal BBQ out by the swimming pool. Served with roast vegetables (Greek style), flat bread (a good approximation), and the tzatziki – it was an absolutely delicious meal.
There were at least 20 of us to feed – we sat around the swimming pool and enjoyed the afternoon. There was even plenty left over for the kitchen staff who helped George prepare the meal. We will have to make a point of visiting them back in Australia (they live in the southern suburbs of Sydney) so we can get some more of that great Greek cooking!
The rest of the afternoon was spent napping and reading – Andres is still a bit sick and so is sleeping a lot. At least that hasn’t dented his appetite – he is still downing his bottles in good order.