Bogota Plaza Summit Hotel
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After a total of just 30 minutes in the air, our 737-700 touched down at the under-construction Bogota airport. As Bogota is on the edge of the Andes, it is relatively flat and the airport is much closer to town. We were hardly away from the terminal when we got our first glimpse of the city's famous (at least in my circles) TransMilenio BRT system …
... More on that later.
First stop was Zipaquira. It is about 45 minutes north of Bogota. Salt mining has been a major industry here for a long time - like 2500 years: first with the indigenous tribes, then with traditional picks, shovels, horses and dynamite and most recently with high pressure water technology. Inside old veins in the mine -- each one a couple hundred feet in length -- they have built the 14 stations of the cross (depictions of events of Jesus' ...
... a well kept secret for a nice travel destination at a discount price! Yes you have to take precautions, not go to ATMs at night and not hail taxis on the street but I could put you in areas of any U.S. city where this advice would also apply.
Now for some specifics...
Our transit was typical, lots of "hurry up and wait in line" at ticket counters and security lines. We flew United and it seems in their ...
... luxurious bathrooms & stylish, well thought-out designs, going back on our return. Great location too, safe & close to zona rosa where all the bars/nightlife is.
And just two blocks away is an awesome coffee roasters & cafe Bourbon Coffee, we tried a syphon for the first time & it was delicious!
Back in a couple of weeks to have a drink with my friend ...
... s history at some of the stops. The tour was really interesting and informative taking us through the founding of Bogota to its troubles in more recent times including the 1985 attack against the Supreme Court of Colombia, in which members of the M-19 guerrilla group took over the Palace of Justice in Bogotá taking 300 people hostage, an incident that ended with more than 100 people dead including hostages, soldiers, and guerrillas. It came to our attention ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility