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Travel Blogs from Bogota
... to eat too many pitayas in a short amount of time if you don't want to be bathroom-bound, but they're also handy when you've eaten a little too much rice lately.
Aguacate (agua-cah-te): Aguacates are just avocados, but you can buy gigantic ones here! They sell the small kind as well (like you would find in the States), but why not get more bang for your buck? Colombians love love love avocado, and it's served as a side for many dishes.
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... a quick rundown of our pending trip. We're tired and head off to bed early.... The next morning our group of 7 fly out to the coffee lands in Perriera. This short 40 min flight takes us to the smaller town and as we approach, we can see why this high altitude country with rolling hills and dense forests is ideal for growing coffee and concealing drug plantations. Beautiful and scary at the same ...
... right in the middle of the motorway. She gestured for him to go several times but with the rain battering and cars zooming around either side, the old man just froze, terrified. Having none of it, she told him to get in the passenger seat. What a lass.
The journey to Bogotá was made the worst possible by air conditioning which was broken..on. That meant ice-cold air battering the whole bus for twelve hours straight. My pal Victor also managed to break the handle of ...
... we all agree Botero has a thing about big butts....my favourite was his painting of the " guerrillas " . As a group we hike to the base of Mt Serrate and take the gondola up another 1000 feet to get an incredible view of Bogota. This is where the locals go to pay their respects in the beautiful church and get away from the city for a day. As we all know this is a small world and a few of ...
... Simon Boliviar was huge! Lakes everywhere, amphitheaters, sand beaches, you get the idea. It was a much needed place to relax after a stressful morning of visa failures. I added to the diversity of relaxing views with a cable car trip to Mount Monseratte. There is a giant church up there where you can see the whole city stretched below. I read in a guidebook that sunset was the best time, and it happened to be 5:00, perfect! After the sun went down the church was lit ...
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