Hotel Sochagota Paipa
Travel Blogs from Paipa
... rubble afire) making it impossible to travel anywhere in the area by any means apart from foot. In a country the size of Colombia, this creates a real problem! We heard that it was a very difficult situation to police due to the fact that the areas are so spaced out. Also, with each passing day, there came amounting friction between the police and strikers and we heard there had been a few deaths of farmers who had been fighting with police. Certainly, the police were ...
... hands feel to it which was slightly creepy, with the windy stairs and metal doors and animals.
The Ostrich Farm was filled with various animals and of course ostriches. We had an English guide to take us round with two other Colombian girls who followed us when feeding the ostriches. I think they knew how we would react. They tell you not to run or scream however you feel like doing both. ...
... didn’t have time to visit Bogota now and didn’t want to get stuck in a big city for Christmas.
I expected the countryside around Bogota to be a bit like Quito, but it was quite different, with some very green Scottish-looking countryside, with pine trees and hills, although a much warmer climate. Colombia had provided one of the worst (albeit scenic) roads of the trip, driving through the mud over the rainforests to ...
... where the birds were being breed and raised not only for food but for ecotourism. The highlight of our time here was the chance to feed and pet the birds in their pens. They can be quite intimidating at first, and knowing that one kick can kill a lion added to the unease, but overall they were highly curious and docile. We only were allowed in with the females, for apparently the males can be much more aggressive. There is nothing quite like looking eye to eye with a bird while ...
... but it's a really hilly countryside around here and the lungs and thighs are feeling better for it... In the afternoon we did a cycle tour around some local countryside and 'attractions', it was another thigh burner a especially as hire bikes just won't compare to my beast - still the roads and hills made for another good workout, so much for taking it easy.
Villa de Leyva is a sleepy little village on the way from Bogota up to Cartagena on the Caribbean cost, ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking