Holiday Inn Express Bogota
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... Steven and I took a stroll to a small fruit market where I tried a fruit similar to maracuja (passion fruit). Everyone we have interacted with since being in Colombia has been genuinely nice, friendly, and seems intelligent; a far cry from northern Brazil. I actually feel welcome here and want to be around the locals, which is a good feeling after weeks of not really digging the local folk. We went back to the hostel and I gathered my things. Before I left, I received a response ...
We arrived at the Bogata bus terminal at 6am only 1 hour
late and took cabs back to the Platypus. The rooms weren’t available until
after 9am so we were taken for our orientation walk of Bogata. We went up into
the area behind our hostel which is made up of old terracotta tiled roofed
buildings whose walls are covered with artistic graffiti. The area is mainly
occupied by uni students and backpackers. We then ...
... this place was special.
The first person to greet us (UGH) when we got off the bus, was a 60 year old chatty expat American (there are a few in this town) from Cleveland who lives here now with his American wife after a few years in a town called Pereira near here. It is not that we wouldn't have enjoyed chatting with them, it is just that he hit us right when we got off the bus, not our idea of an idyllic first impression. He was friendly and chatty, seemed to crave ...
... found our way into a cavernous...well, cavern (or series of three caverns) dedicated to the birth life and death of Jesus Christ. The scale and grandeur of the Catedral de Sal was stunning, well worth the five hour round-trip.
On the way back down from the cathedral we took the funny little train again, which turned out to be a tourist train from the top, taking a winding route through the gorgeous little town and pointing out ...
... to the salt mine which is hundred and eighty metres underground. It is a hauntingly beautiful and spiritual place, with the stations of the cross lining a long walkway, before climbing cobbled stairs to reveal the impressive underground cathedral with three massive naves. With Ava Maria being played in the background, we could see why so many people make the journey here. We spent over an hour exploring the tunnels and watching a ...