Hotel de la Opera
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... first I thought it looked like it was in a bit of a dodgy area, but after checking in and speaking with the staff we realised it wasn't too bad really. The room was quite basic but to be expected with hostels in South America, but it was clean which was the main thing. The girl on reception, Erica told us about where to go and what to see so this was useful. We just wandered around the local area, got a bite to eat on the first full day. I'm actually having to try and order ...
I tried, and probably failed, to keep this entry palatable for the "normal" people, but there's still stuff to say about TransMilenio, so here's a little addendum for those of you who are interested, and my own record.
The formalised public transportation network also consists of green buses, which are free, and feed the BRT network, although there are no proper formalised interchanges for these buses, which use the regular road network and stop on the ...
... the hostal drinking the local liquor which is similar to sambooka? Next couple of days it rained which was a good excuse to do nothing all day plus grace got a bit sick and wasn't up for much. Last day we checked out the old part of the city an the gold museum then caught our flight out to ...
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Bogotá by night
My flight landed almost an hour early. I was happy to see that my airport pick-up taxi was already there.
Bogotá by night looked very dodgy from the taxi window. Drunk and homeless people wandering the otherwise deserted streets.
My room is in a hostel in an old building, that also has two private rooms (one of which ...
... the guide, Mike is from California but has spent 15 years in South America and five of those in Colombia. Got on my shoddy bike, but at least the brakes worked and my gears sort of did compared to Bali. Started off in the sunshine (yes, sun) at the Plazoleta del Chorro de Quevedo, the original starting place of Bogota. After a few years they decided to move the center to the Plaza de Bolivar. Headed there next, the plaza contains the Catedral Primada which was completed in 1823 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility