Hotel Saint Simon
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... br> Chapinero district. We are staying in the dodgier area (as Dennis says) of this district. In our area it is pretty low-scale, but if one goes just about 20 streets further north, it changes dramatically and becomes very high end. Many of the foreign embassies are located in this area. Since one of our reasons for coming to South America was to find a place that we might possibly spend some of our retirement time as a way of living well within our limited budget, we ...
... the north coast for shipment to the Royal Family in Spain. The Spanish people paid no taxes for over 300 years. Spain became the richest nation in of their time.
The precious metal had been used by the native peoples as religious objects and as adornments for the Chaciques and Royal personages. There were and are many native tribes in Columbia. The Muiscas are the tribe from the Bogota area.
The museum explained that the Shamans would sit in a cross ...
Our final stop in South America was Colombia, namely Bogota. As Colombia is vast there are better places to explore such as Cartagena (the road to El Dorado), Cali and Medellín. When someone thinks of Colombia, they usually think of drugs, coffee and crime and in my time here we experienced 2 out of those 3 (I don't like coffee - joking!) our first experience of Colombia was ...
... BMW dealer.
Hotel room and the banging from the continuous construction out side becomes too much so escape to Starbucks at least a grande latte and a very large piece of chocolate cake brings some normality to the day whilst we wait.
Tried to find somewhere to visit to fill the time no one seems really keen so back to hotel room, this is starting to get really monotonous. Fill the time with ...
... coach heading home for Bogota. I finally made it to bed at around 4.30am, fully clothed.
The next day was a painful one as I had to move to a different hostel half way across the city, to wait for Sandy, Melissa and Katie to arrive from Salento. 12:12 hostel was about 10 minutes away in a cab, and once I’d finally dragged myself out of my pit at around 11.30am I headed straight there. It was infinitely nicer than Explora, and felt more like a ...