Hotel Hospederia San Carlos
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... were closed, or didn’t offer dessert. We found one where we could enjoy dessert, and some live music, on the main square. It was a really nice night, and I got a good tip from them on what I should do tomorrow. So I’m going to rent a bicycle and check out some places outside of VDL that are definitely not in walking distance. Should be interesting, I can’t even remember the last time I rode a ...
... to Villa de Leyva in late afternoon and were pleasantly surprised it’s a lovely colonial town with cobbled streets and the largest cobbled square in Colombia and maybe South America. It’s touristy but mainly with Colombian coming up from Bogota for the weekend (It’s only 3-4hrs away). We got incredibly lucky and found a lovely room with wooden beams in one of the oldest houses right on the square with a balcony looking over it. It was a great ...
... like a gigantic anthill. The traffic continues day and night, which means the whistle blows do too, though by sundown most people are crowding the huge central plaza where live music can be heard and drinks can be had for three times what they cost in Bogota. Thankfully, the cacophony of music coming from all directions you normally hear as the locals compete to blow out their speakers isn't an issue.
Since Villa ...
... 1. http://www.colombia.travel/en/internati onal-tourist/vacations-holidays-where-t o-go/recommended-weekend-destinations/z ipaquira-salt-cathedral 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Cathe dral_of_Zipaquirá 3. http://video.nationalgeographic.com.au/ video/places/regions-places/south-ameri ca/colombia_saltcathedral/ It was huge and beautiful and quite amazing what they were able to do. It is actually still a functioning church, but ...
... of the day simply wandering around looking at the sights and trying to take artistic photos in black and white or sepia. It was market day, so we looked at the wares on the many stalls in the market place, but as usual didn't buy anything. It was definitely one of the prettiest and best preserved towns we have visited and they are making a real effort to keep it that way by limiting traffic and keeping the streets ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking