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... height: 22.5px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">We walked up the street to the music and were just in time for 6.20am bus to Armenia via the small village of Caucacia. Armenia seemed relatively modern with some nice houses and a big army base. The bus route didn't seem so direct and we pretty much saw whole town from the bus. Despite still being early on a Sunday, people were out cycling and jogging - this is the first place in Colombia we have seen people indulging in sport other ...
... we get it.
I have gone down with a stinking cold and sore throat so we just did a little sightseeing before relaxing. First was the Museo del Oro (Gold museum) which was awesome it’s definitely the best gold museum in the Americas and has a huge amount of indigenous figures, jewellery and related items. Second we visited the independence museum which was average and strolled around Plaza Bolivar the central square ...
... and end to the cartels and supported workers rights which at the
time were non-existent. The guy who shot him was instantly beaten to death on
the streets so they don’t really know why he did it, but everyone thinks the
CIA were involved – not surehow they would benefit, but it’s an interesting theory!
After he died violence erupted everywhere and it has only really just started
to calm down.
From here we rode up the ...
... heart of the old city of Bogota.
First stop was the Botero museum -- Ferdinand Botero (the guy who paints and sculpts fat people) is perhaps the most famous Columbian artists. He donated a number of his works (paintings and sculptures) and other pieces of art from his private collection in 2000 to create the museum. It also includes some Picasso's, Degas' and Chagall's ... Even the kids enjoyed this, and it wasn't too big, ...
... full of beautiful old colonial buildings, great restaurants and arty shops - and as such this is where the tourists go. We had some nice meals that were reminiscent of good restaurants back home, and enjoyed our little one bedroom apartment (including hammock and nice view) for our last night in ...