Hotel Andes Plaza
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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... we should do in the city, and more specifically, where we should eat. It turns out Bogota is a very cosmopolitan city. It´s huge (over 8 million inhabitants) and it´s the third highest capital city in the world, located at roughly 8,000 feet above sea level. Our I-phone weather app, which I´ve vowed never to listen to again, had a big black thundercloud over Bogota and Providencia for most of our trip, so I had packed a lot of rain gear and ...
... is brand new and nicely designed but the shuttle bus system left oir jetlagged heads bemused so we got a cab to a hostel we'd read about to see if they could squeeze us in, ideally into a double room. They couldn't but we stayed there anyway in a small dorm. Casa Bella Vista is a small family run place in La Candaria area of Bogotá, it had a lovely friendly vibe with a quirky layout and a massive friendly alsation. Our first impression of Bogotá (and Colombia) is that it feels ...
... There were stalls selling organic farm produce and indigenous jewellery, and a small stage where bands were playing. We bought some beers and empanadas and watched a hip hop group and the beginning of a one man reggae outfit, whilst taking in the crowd of new age hippies in ponchos and dreadlocks, and indigenous looking folk, including an elderly indigenous couple in feathered head dresses who looked like they were just visiting from the Amazon. We signed a petition ...
... and it is not uncommon to find marriages that were not arranged, but the Kogi also disapprove of breaking arranged marriages. Common crops of trade are sugar and coffee. Much of the sugar is turned into "panela," a type of Colombian hardened brown sugar. The women do most of the planting of the vegetables, but farming is a responsibility of the whole family.
The Kogi people live largely in peace with their environment. They use ...
... caused me to buy not just one but two rings from the emerald capital of Colombia, if not the world. Can't take my money with me when I die eh?! The first store had to manually process my credit card which required them to call up (?someone?) and get an authorization for the transaction, this took about 30 mins. Then in the second store their eftpos machine seemed to be having a hissy fit so I walked with one of the guys from the store to an ATM about ...