Bogota Marriott Hotel
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- Tennis Court
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Drycleaning onsite
- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
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We awoke today prepared to go to the vaccination site as we needed to be immunized against yellow fever. We were going to go to the coast of Colombia and travel through the national park and it is highly recommended that we get vaccinated. We have a good breakfast of eggs, bread, mango, banana and grapes before heading off to the health center. What a wait! The line doesn't seem to move. We wait in the hall, we ...
... with the American system or because they have kids at the school and want their names to match. Even those who go by their married names, however, are still listed under their legal last names on official lists, so we end up needing to learn both names for all the married female Colombian staff. This makes the task of learning everyone’s names twice as tough for new teachers! Common last names here include ...
... north-south(ish) so it's very easy to follow on a map too. We saw our hotel from a block away, a nicely painted building sitting proudly on a corner. It was only as the taxi slowed down that we took in the surroundings - all the shutters were down on the shops and they were covered in graffiti tags. Drunks or junkies were lying on the pavements just metres from our hotel - had we chosen a bad hotel, it was very cheap compared to others in Bogotá.
... delicious (especially the communal double dipping sauces) and then landed in the plaza bolivar. The plaza was beautiful, with the exception of the hundreds of pigeons, and we enjoyed taking it all in. There were many protests taking place in the form of camp sites, signs, etc right on the plaza. After the plaza, we settled in for our first meal, where Jamie sampled some more delicious empanadas de carne and I had the ajiaco, the Andean chicken soup that is the most ...
One of the things I enjoy most about Colombia is its huge variety of fruits and vegetables, many of which aren't available in the States. Here are a few of my favorites!
Granadilla (grana-dee-ja): Granadillas are orange and have a hard shell. To eat them, just crack open the shell around the center and pull it open. Inside it is full of seeds, like the seeds of a watermelon, but they are enclosed in little pouches of juice, kind of like pomegranate seeds. Grab ...