Casa Hotel Villa Cristina
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Travel Blogs from Villa de Leyva
The hotel we are staying in is very strange- it looks gorgeous outside with bougainvillea dripping from balconies, a thermal spring to swim in and a 450 year history. Get inside and Ghost Hunters would have a field day. I have a four poster bed which I can't get onto unless I take a 6 foot running jump from the door. There is also a very creepy looking crib which is good for hanging clothes on but too spooky for my liking. It is exactly like the crib in the coaching inn I used to stay in ...
... The town was founded in 1572 by Hernán Suárez de Villalobos, who named it for his boss, Andrés Díaz Venero de Leyva, the first president of the New Kingdom of Granada. It was originally a retreat for military officers, clergy and nobility.In recent years an influx of wealthy visitors and expats ...
... for being so careless.
I did however follow my own advice,I only had about $10 in the wallet,no loss there,my passport,tickets and travel money were locked up in the hotel safe,but I had in my weakened state forgotten to take my cards out! This is not so much a loss but more of a pain in the **** as I had to phone up the banks in the UK to cancel all the cards,the bloody phone call cost more than the money that was stolen! It does mean however that I am ...
... city would not have been complete without sampling a local delicacy particular to Bucaramanga called hormigas culonas, which means "big-ass ants." I had heard that these ants were sometimes prepared with chocolate or spices, but to my chagrin upon tasting them I discovered they were 100% dried insect, and worse, left me picking bits of bug out of my teeth for a while. I suppose big-ass ants are one way to get some protein... ...
... taxi line. My first stop in Colombia is Villa de Leyva, a cute colonial town that has preserved all of its Spanish architecture. I was told instead of taking a cab to the main bus station, that I should shoot for "Portal del Norte," the last bus station before leaving Bogota. This would save me time on the bus.
Traffic was horrendous in Bogota at this hour. Crazy drivers and people on motorcycles who create their own lanes. My cab driver, ...
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