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... and we had a very similar experience to our Lost City Trek in Santa Marta.
In what looked like a scene from Jurassic Park, the Wax Palm field was incredible. These palms must have stood 30m high.
... 8 floors to our room. We were tired from a long day and i'm sure the altitude didn't help. Bogota sits at more than 8600 ft above sea level. The room had a really nice balcony with a view of the mountains.
We met up with Blaine, Anni, Corrine and Phyllis and went to get something to eat. They wanted to go to this huge shopping mall so we tagged along. We got a couple nice shirts for the boys.
It is fully dark here by ...
... and about and enjoying themselves. On Sunday most of the streets close for people to cycle around but it is also quite pleasant to walk around.
I liked the city though I would not call it a beautiful or elegant city in the sense that Buenos Aires is for example, it is a little rough and not just around the edges but people seem to enjoy being there and it does have some nice spots such as the Plaza and some interesting buildings. It has ...
... find an ATM, because I forgot to get cash at the airport.
I found a few alright, but had a struggle with one that kept giving errors and the bank employees didn't know what to do either.
I started to think about how many cash US$ I have (not enough for 5 weeks of course) and how to manage without being able to withdraw money.
But the second bank I tried had a machine that was willing to give me money, ...
... but the rain. Who would have thought? Eventually we made it to Paula's house where we had some local cuisine, some beers and attempted to dry our clothes with hair dryers - which was marginally better than us just blowing hot air on them. Undeterred by rain we headed to a Karaoke bar to belt out some Spanish favorites. After a few beers it was our turn to belt out a rousing rendition of the only Spanish song we knew- La Bamba. We soon got the crowd involved , ...
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