Crowne Plaza Suites Tequendama Bogota
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... very good. We decided we wanted to get lost in La Candelaria instead, so we ditched the tour and just started walking. I must say, it was the best decision of the day. We ended up in some remote place in La Candelaria where it was mostly locals and the shops were less touristy. We saw some incredible street art (and posed for photos), drank coca tea, drank the traditional fermented drink of the indigenous people, chicha, and explored the shops. These were no ordinary tourist shops; ...
... coach with disco lights inside and very loud music where we set off on the 45,min journey north out of Bogota to the Andres Carne de Res in Chia, drinking premixed Cuba Libres. The place is quite hard to describe (let's blame the "free" Cuba Libres but it is effectively a large stake restaurant, heavily decorated with people dancing everywhere and in anything and then a secondary building out back with my salsa orientated music. Between the group we met all sorts of people from locals ...
... and learned a little more about the film festival that was happening.
After a power nap (I was out hard), we walked back over to the old town, looking for a restaurant Dad liked. On the way, outside the ramparts, Dad met an Argentinean couple here on holiday. The guy was a professional photographer and taught Dad a few tricks to be better with his camera. They were headed out the coast the same way we came, we thrilled her when we told her about magical Palomino, I bet ...
... in it... this is not the country to diet!!).
I also had my first ever Thanksgiving dinner which was INCREDIBLE and spent many an evening happily playing the national sport "Tejo" in the quaint little town that time forgot. Tejo is another reason which I love Colombia so much- what other country in the world would have a national sport involving dynamite??! It essentially involves throwing these ...
... though. It took at least an hour to get out of town. The town of Zipaquirá is also a very beautiful colonial place. We met a Spanish lady who's been living in Paraguay for a few months and can't stand it anymore. She's a journalist and after visiting Colombia wants to move over there. She told us Asunción is about the most boring town she's ever lived in. She sounded annoyed, but nevertheless, she was a nice chat during our ...