Veron Telar, project coordinator of Manila, Philippines, has been walking with Bob and the walk team since Walk2gether left Guatemala. Below, she gives us a little update of how the walk in Colombia is going.
We are resting today (Wednesday). We are doing fine here in Colombia. What a best time to rest: we are at the beach right now. So far we have walked 3,162 km since we began in Guatemala. I am looking forward to walking another 1,000 km until June.*
Normally we get up between 2:30 ó 3:00 a.m., depending on the distance that we have to travel to get to the place where we ended the previous day. We basically end at 5 p.m., but the other day, we started at 3 a.m. and finished at 6:45 p.m.
The temperature here is getting hotter each day, as we are walking close to the ocean. We are now here in Magdalena leading to Cartagena. The last week we walked in La Guajira, and the heat was terrible. It seems that we walked in the desert ó about 100 degrees F. But, we survived.
Tomorrow we will be on the road again. I am refueling myself with the fresh fish and rice that we are having these days. Sir Bob, Ma’am Cristina and the team are absolutely doing fine.
*Editor’s note: Veron will return to the Philippines in June.