Holiday Inn Bogota Airport
Travel Blogs from Bogota
... we went to dinner with Fabienne, a Swiss girl that we had met at the hostel. We went to a fantastic little local restaurant and shared three dishes - Arepa again; Changua, which turned out to be a breakfast soup consisting of water, milk, an egg, bread, corriander, spring onion, and cheese; and Ajiaco, a kind of soup made with chicken, three kinds of potato, corn, and herbs. All were amazing! Post-dinner, we purchased drinks off the street called ...
... of 9 million as it was so quiet. We visited the Gold Museum in town which was free due to it being a Sunday, yet considering this there still weren't too many people around. The museum was really interesting, it featured a lot of old village artefacts and of course a heap of gold. Juan, our tour leader is impressively knowledgable which made the experience a lot more interesting. Suddenly the unknown of Colombia was all beginning to come out. I was learning about this ...
... insane. The taxi drivers are nuts. There are motorcycles and people everywhere. Stop signs are just a suggestion and so are the lines on the roads. The drive to the hotel was nice. There are lots of random sculptures along the highway and in the median. The mountains are in the distance so the view is amazing. There are so many beautiful trees and flowering bushes.
When we checked in at the hotel, the power was out. We had to ...
... every couple is always touching/kissing/dancing/holding hands, etc. This stands in contrast to the fact that Colombia has high incidences of domestic violence and adultery. Somewhere along the way the romance fades I guess.
Anyway this is getting long-winded. We just arrived in Salento this morning where we'll eat some locally farmed fresh water trout, drink some of the best coffee on the continent, play some more Tejo, and do some hiking in Valle de Cocora.
... of Candeleria. We have some time to kill before our rooms ready and head downhill to scope out Candeleria. Hunger hits and we decide to try the Colombian staple Ajiaco, a hearty soup of potatoes, chicken, avocado, a skewer of corn and the local herb guascas. Filling it is but fairly bland and close to the descriptive we had read about and apparently not to uncommon with a lot of the staples of food fuel that line the streets. Our hotel is ...
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