Hacienda Baza 1638 Hotel
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... set up and stay in our tent. The town, centered around the square, has a tourist vibe with wonderful restaurants, tucked off the street five at a time with common seating areas and usually with live music. As you enter one doorway, you find a collection of restaurants sharing one open air plaza with tables and chairs shared by each restaurant. We chose pizza and traditional Colombian food for our dinners.
In our ...
... surrounding area and it was great
to see the palaeontologists actually working in the museum. We were taken to
what we had been told was an observatory and we thought it was going to a
modern place but it turned out to be an ancient arrangement of phallic and
other stones which were aligned to enable the indigenous people to calculate
the date very accurately according to the shadows. We were then taken to the
old Dominican monastery where the guide showed us the ...
... ourselves by feeding some of the local dogs and eating too much. We had a great local Corriente (Set menu) that it the most economical way to eat. It’s a lot cheaper than a la carte and while you don’t get a choice you get a lot of great food. You always get a soup to start followed by meat with rice, salad, chips, a dessert and a drink for around $5.
Day 2 we decided to mix it up my first visiting a monastery from 1600 followed by a 4000yr ...
... the surrounding scenery was verdant – the hot springs must be the big attraction. Took a very long uphill 2.5km (+) stroll to El Batan on the advice of Miguel – I had told him I wanted natural pools, so I was really miffed to find it was just a couple of concrete pools surrounded by hard landscaping and overlooked by a multi-storey hotel – stomped back down the hill in a huff and got straight on the bus out!
... stuff left, but some interesting 2 storey houses with the massive full length doors on both floors, not something I’d noticed anywhere else.
The archaeological museum was nothing special, including the mummies, only a couple of the few being recognisable. The Muisca are the prime focus as it’s the site of the Temple of the Sun, or at least was and now ...