Masaya Intercultural Hostel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Multilingual staff
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As the first South American city I'd ever stepped foot in and explored all the way back in the early 2000's it was imperative to include a revisit to Bogota on this particular jaunt. Despite my general aversion to "big-city" preferences, and no particular "must-see" stops in this city, I figured it could also serve as a sufficient bus-lag bridge …
We arrived in Bogota bus station at 7am after travelling overnight but it took us another hour to que up and wait for a taxi big enough to bring all 4 of us plus our bags to the hostel. This seems to be a reoccuring problem and a constant struggle for us, Comobian taxis are tiny and would fit two average sized people in them ( …
... that was foreign to me. I've only ever made coffee in a coffee pot. He even showed us how to count Colombian pesos; believe me it was difficult because Colombian pesos is weird. They are such a nice couple. I really feel like we found friends for life in them. This is why I love traveling and staying air bnb. The experience and bonds made are priceless!! plus you get a chance to experience the country with someone actually from there.
One of the things I ...
... subtle, hey why am I getting winded? kind of effect. Breathe deeper. Drink water. Buy some aspirin.
So, our taxi driver was right. Teusaquillo is not in a happening place. It's residential. It has nice big brick houses that have pretty flower gardens and on staff security that stand outside.
We walked to 39 Ave to the 7th Carrera (la septima) and it became very smoggy. Gross. Busy streets. This is where we could hop on the Transmilenio and get ...
... security guard Carlos. While this was frustrating because it limited our freedom to explore, it was much appreciated as the La Candeleria neighborhood is still dangerous at night, though it is much improved from what it once was (aka there are no longer hostel stormings where hostages are taken until all valuables are sacked). We had dinner at Gato Gris and enjoyed the live music. Afterwards, we had a beer nearby, where we were very obviously gringas, and soon ...