Hotel Casa de la Botica
Travel Blogs from Bogota
... Dr. Pepper at the supermarket (for only a dollar per can, I might add) leads us to why I am here at the mall on a Thursday afternoon instead of in school. The transportation strike, which began last week in some of the smaller, outlying cities near Bogotá, was started by farmers who have been negatively affected by the free trade agreements. Since more goods from the U.S. and other parts of the world are becoming increasingly common and increasingly cheap, farmers ...
... its almost a drag-off for the first to win your patronage. Once you're on, you hold on for dear life - the drivers are constantly in competition to fill their buses and drive like rally-car drivers, weaving through traffic to get the next passengers first. Its both impressive and horrific to be on board, especially if you're standing... Funnily enough, every now and then when you're waiting to catch the next bus, you might see one of them ...
... back. :-). Tonight we walked to the Andino (we are in the Andes) Mall. This is a very a high end mall. I looked at a pair of crocs and they cost $200,000 Colombian Pesos (about $100). I didn't buy them. It amazes me the differences between the haves and the have nots. We have probably walked an average of 5 miles each day. I hope to continue this upon my return. I love the weather here. It is in the upper 40's at night and 70 during the day. ...
11 January - 30 January 2013
Written by Dave
- arrived in Colombia and enjoyed the sights or Cartagena and Medellin.
- hung out inside a mud volcano
- partied a lot in Medellin
- caving in Rio Claro
- paragliding in San Gil
- celebrating my birthday in Bogota
Last week we touched down in our sixth and last continent within a year, South America. Wow, what a start! Cartagena, Colombia was the first port of call and was a ...
... vulnerable points.
Be aware if you are positioned with your back to the opponents front. From here you can wing elbows backwards that may surprise from either arm preferably from a standing position.
Practice punching abruptly without putting a left or right foot forward if the opponent is in range.
If you have power with each hand switch stances from right to left often and see how this is working out. ...