Travel Blogs from Bogota
... got to the airport in perfect time to watch the Colombia vs Brazil World Cup Quarter Final, and I was very disappointed that Colombia didn't win, because it would have been amazing to be in Colombia with them in a World Cup semi-final - and I'm pretty sure they would have done better
than Brazil against Germany!
What we did
We arrived into Bogota late in the evening and were met by the customs officials all wearing ...
... little place 10 minutes out of the town and was 5 minutes walk from the wall. We were the only people staying there and I got a double bed with five blankets or so because it got quite cold at night. The climbing wall in Suesca is a breathtaking 3kms of cliff that ranges from 50 to 120 meters high with over 500 climbing routes and counting. Its made of rock that has tonnes of natural hand and footholds and is incredibly strong and sticky for your feet. We hired an excellent ...
... visited the gold museum. All the guidebooks rave about this museum and they were right to, floor after floor of gold pieces crafted by the indigenous peoples of Colombia from centuries ago. The level of detail on some of the items needed a magnifying glass to appreciate them. One of the best collection is on an upper level, where you enter a completely dark room, and a lighting show reveals all these amazing pieces, quite spectacular. We also visited the Botero museum, with ...
... lights in several parks around Bogota. He picked us up at 6pm, just at sunset. It is a very cool tradition, I think Toronto should copy!
In Bogota, New Years Eve is traditionally spent with family at home - so that's what we did too! We got some champagne, some charcuterie, cheeses and fruits - and had a fairly quiet night at home -- because the next day we head for ...
... the main plaza is charming, but the main reason people flock here is for the incredible salt cathedral.
The cathedral is an old salt mine,it holds 8400 people 30mtrs below ground. You enter through a tunnel and the smell of sulphur is overpowering. There are twelve caves, each devoted to a station of the cross. The place is completly dark and illuminated by colourful neon lights. Its fantastic.
There are three huge chapels, representing ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services