Crowne Plaza Tequendama
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... although we had to be careful not to be too obvious in showing our amusement! After a quick wander into the centre of La Candelaria and an unsuccessful attempt to find a tourist information office (it just wasn't there!), we went off to find some dinner. This, too, proved difficult... it turns out Colombians like eating dinner at home and pretty much everything was shut. We managed, eventually, to find some food before moving across to the Bogota Beer Company's bar ...
Background The Lost City is an ancient city standing at 1200-1300m upwards in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Colombia. It was built between 700-900 AD and inhabited for about 700 years before the people fled higher into the mountains (as though 1200m wasn't enough) in fear of the Spanish invasion. In reality the Spanish found plenty of gold in much more convenient locations. However the city remained deserted....lost...until the late 20th century. After it had ...
... would be a much greater inconvenience. What we didn't expect was to travel towards the Laguna de Guatavita and be stopped just 15 minutes out from there. Even with our crazy Colombian tour guide we still couldn't persuade the farmers in to letting us up the mountain, it was really exciting to think that we were caught up in the middle of a National Strike. So we turned around and headed to the only spot we knew we could enter and it ...
... the bridge to Colombia to get stamped in. Pretty simple, yet nobody was checking who was coming or going or that you'd been through immigration so could be easy to go straight past, accidentally or otherwise. As we were leaving Colombian immigration we glimpsed how you could get scammed easily at the border, a man approached to inform me I had a fine to pay on my passport. We'd been warned that some people may look official, but are just there to scam tourists, so I ...
... There was a security screening here. A security agent said something to me in Spanish. I said, “English please?” He apologetically shook his head and said, “No English.” So I pantomimed a few questions: Shoes? Belt? Laptop? Water bottle? I got the info I needed (I could keep my shoes on!) and went through security, ending up inside the terminal.
The international ...