Travel Blogs from Bogota
... Every Latin country has their own thing for "popcorn". Crispetas.
The movie is great and we catch a cab home (his meter is on, it started at 25. It ends at 95, he checks a chart and it's 10,300 pesos.
Easy, neutral accent. If they speak regulated speed enough I understand everything.
Lots of orange-red brick buildings with tile roofs. Very pretty. So unusual for Latin America. Lots of ugly non-descript buildings too ...
... like a cartoon character. In half an hour he managed to tell us so many things and advise us on so many places to visit that it felt like we knew him since months. After telling the story of his life and letting us tell our own, and after countless names of people that we should go visit and an endless list of places scattered all over the country, all of them "espectacular ", he left us at the bus station with a smile just as interminable.
We hope that all the good memories ...
... do what?"
Conquistadores duo: "He wants us to drain the lake with a bucket chain .. Up and over this mountain rim."
Conquistadores uno: "That's loco ... It'll never work!"
Conquistadores duo: "I know! that's what I told him ... But you know how gets when he gets an idea in his head ..."
So ... After three months of this, they had lowered the water level by 3 metres. .. And they did find some gold -- maybe $100,000 worth in today's dollars. The legend was ...
... t do a great deal on Sunday apart from a trip to a market across town, mainly to get lunch. And Monday involved a trip up to mount monseratte via the cable cart to get a great view across the city. And this morning (17th) just arrived in Medellin after a 10hr bus journey overnight. Which is the first if many! But now it's chucking it down and probably the main reason I'm getting round to updating this ...
... for me... she smiled and nodded.
Altitude update: I definitely felt winded when I reached the top of the stairs to cross the bridge over the Autopista (Bogotá's largest freeway) but it was less noticeable than when I first arrived last year. I guess I'm in better shape than a year ago! Bonus: I no longer live on the 4th floor.
For you foodies: Going to pick up some of my favorite Colombian fruits and some fresh baked bread on my way home!