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... the bohemian part of town with lots of arty student types hanging around strumming guitars.
We headed off to inspect the local bars (seems to be the first thing we do when we arrive in a new place!), of which there were far too many good ones to choose from! Our favourite, which we went back to a couple of times, was The Doors bar. It had a Union Jack on the outside of the bar so we took that as a sign that we should go in - turns out that was a good move! They ...
Back down at the bottom we walked to the northern part of the central area (which, by the way is called La Candelaria), through the main university precinct to the modern art museum (MAMBO). Most of the exhibition was a temporary collection of Scandinavian works, mainly photographs. It was not what I expected to see in Bogota, but it was a good exhibition, and a lot of the coastal scenes were of places I have visited. The content ranged from photos of mountains, to prints ...
... had dulche de leche cheese cake, cathal had merengues with chocolate mousse and Alonso had a sweet milk type of thing) We ate in the sun and chilled.
During the crazy drive home, Bogota traffic is nuts, we had the chance to see some more beautiful local towns
So thats Bogota wrapped up. It was a fantastic experience. The people are unbelievably friendly and helpful, and well never forget it!
Thanks a million Ivan, Pepe & Alonso
... and surrounding mountains. Bogota is at around 8500 feet, Mt Serrate is a further 1000 feet or so up and really a special place for the locals and visitors alike to pay their respects, get away from the city for a day and take in the incredible views. In my broken Spanish I asked a young policeman if he enjoyed his posting at the top out of the city and he smiled and said he was just up for 1 day as ...
... for life. It is however only hasta luego for i will definitely be back but onto the next part of my adventure....Central America!
Unfortunately my photos for this entry and the next six are a little limited as mine went into hibernation on my memory card (it won't currently read on any device and feels the need to ask me if I would like to format it!), so I have had to beg, borrow and steal from people I have met. Thank you to all those who helped ...
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