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Travel Blogs from Bogota
On to the final stop on my itinerary - Bogota, Colombia and it is a truely exciting stop. I was met at the airport by the President of Abbott Colombia and his driver AND armed security guards. As it turns out he has been the target of a kidnapping threat. The hotel they have put me up at is a short walk from the office but I am still met each day …
... and banana bread, a banana, a bowl of potato barley soup, hot tea and a dessert--all for 7500 Colombian pesos ( about $4usd). We ate leisurely and I practiced my Spanish. It's not too bad but he helps me get my story straight so I can better converse with new people who want to know what I am doing, what I used to do, and why I am traveling. He gives me some pointers for what to do and where to eat, bike, dance, and walk in this city of over 8 million people. ...
... Colombians screaming all kinds of things. We were able to learn a few new Spanish words that you wouldn’t normally be taught. This riot lasted about an hour.
Next the flight attendant announcement said that you could get off the plane but the airline would not compensate your accommodation or onward travel to Santa Marta. Riot number 2 commenced. We were on the plane until 2am with so many ...
... america or the world I cant remember which - there is indeed a large collection of golden artefact's including jewelery, masks and even statues.
The friendly people:
The last thing I will say is that I have been surprised how out going the people have been here compared to other countries although that might be a result of me being on my own. For example on my last day before catching my bus south I ended up in a random mum and pop ...
We've decide to start doing a "Breakfast Rating" due to the variation in quality among the places serving scrambled eggs, bread and coffee. Breakfast isn't included in our current hotel so we head next door and are presented with a cup of hot brown liquid that has a smell of coffee but only a faint taste. Luckily, the cup is less than half full. The mum redeems herself with fabulous scrambled eggs loaded with tomatoes, peppers ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center