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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 …
... low season. In the afternoon I met a tutor to work on my Spanish. He took us to an amazing vegetarian restaurant that I highly recommend if you're ever in Bogota: la revolution del cucharo ( the revolution of the spoon). Run by Hari Krishnas, he tells me this is one of few vegetarian places in the city. It's tranquil, has a fig tree in the dining room, a fountain, and either table or floor seating. My meal is vegetarian chile relleno, filled with beans, served ...
... time we were not sitting next to Oscar and had no idea what was happening and were reliant on the reactions of the Colombians sitting aroundus. Needless to say the Colombian passion told us that it wasn’t going to be good news...
We landed in Cartagena and that’s where the fun began. The first call told us all that we were going to fly back to Bogota. That almost incited a riot on the plane. There ...
... active and interesting party scene, not that I felt inclined to join in.
There be gold in those hills!
As I said in the first entry of this blog this stop in Bogota was more about getting over the horrific journey to get here than really doing serious sightseeing as am planning on spending 3 or 4 more days here before returning to Buenos Aires. I did however get to the Museo del Oro (museum of gold) That apparently holds the most gold ...
... every couple is always touching/kissing/dancing/holding hands, etc. This stands in contrast to the fact that Colombia has high incidences of domestic violence and adultery. Somewhere along the way the romance fades I guess.
Anyway this is getting long-winded. We just arrived in Salento this morning where we'll eat some locally farmed fresh water trout, drink some of the best coffee on the continent, play some more Tejo, and do some hiking in Valle de Cocora.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center