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... and Peru. There’s a lot of planning that is going into these trips. Not only do I have to find the right tour company for me, but I have to pick the dates for when I want to go even though it’s one and two months in the future. That’s proving to be really difficult for me. I’m not used to planning so far ahead.
Tonight I went to Melissa’s house for a dinner party with a few ...
After spending too many hours in transit we finally arrived
at Bogota airport. It was a pleasant surprise to be at a brand new airport and
it was great to get through customs fairly quickly considering the number of
people. We realised very quickly that not having Spanish will make it difficult
here. We struggled to change our money because we had no idea what the lady was
asking us. ...
... high, especially at a club as nice as this one was.
The next day I met Kathe again for a wonder around some more of the city and some tamal, a local hangover delicassy. It consists of rice mashed with chick peas and cooked with chicken and pork inside, its served in a plantain leaf and is perfect to settle a stomach soaked in whiskey.
The morning after I went again to Cerro de Monserrate this time walking up with Alex and Fraser, another Brit I met in the hostel. ...
... and fun, with spice added as we could ride the funicular railway this time, with its own trackside light show, and adding to the list of “funiculars of the world we have ridden” ( see Big Trip ! ). Back down the hill to the Parque Nacionale to see the Christmas market also by night, and to enjoy some Colombian street food. Corn and butter arepas, pica ( beef skewers), and a dessert that strangely resembled a pavlova….well…it is Christmas time ...
... up calle 11 toward the mountains that mark the eastern edge of the city. We found El Museo Botero, a free art museum with paintings and sculptures by Botero, Chagall, Picasso, and many famous artists. Fantastic museum. Headed back on calle 11 we stopped for chocolate santaferenño con queso almojábana, a favorite snack in Bogota of hot chocolate, cheese, and bread.
We walked a bit more, arriving at the President's house and then decided it was time to turn back. ...