Travel Blogs from Bogota
... town,indeed they blend in, to add a unique character to the place.Locals not just tourists reside here and Candelaria is very much alive as if the conquistadors had never moved out and thus the local residents have added their own touches in a very modern but careful way.UNESCO have allowed these murals to remain and that is very unusual as they have extremely strict guidelines to maintaining world heritage site status. Having seen more than my fair share of colonial towns on ...
would explain what we are looking at, and the whole day lasted about 5 hours –
he was pretty fit too so it was tough going. How he wasn’t run over I don’t
know as we were on cycle paths for some of it which then had to cross a road
and the traffic is just mental so he would launch himself and his bike in the
way of the traffic to let us over – lots of near misses!
Our first stop was to the central
statue of ...
... museum), because we really had no plans to end up back in La Candelaria. We walked down -- it is a good museum, although maybe we were a bit tired. There is some good information at the beginning on gold mining and the evolution of metallurgy. And there were a bunch of pieces of pre-Hispanic gold work. But we were done after an hour or so .. And we headed back home. Tappsi again!
Jo Ann and I had dinner booked this evening at a restaurant called Bandito. It ...
... only in the young demographic, but on the many beautiful graffitis that line the sides of walls and buildings. These aren't taggings or offensive, but insightful, political, and artistic in nature.
We arrived on a Saturday, which luckily was James' birthday. We had a quick dinner, bought a box of aguardiente, and borded a party bus to take us to Andres Carne de Res--we heard so many reccomendations ...
We were also glad to see the great variety of street food which is on offer here (something we missed in Argentina and Chile). Colombia surely isn't a culinary highlight but being able to try the various snacks as well as new fruits and vegetables is something we truly love and which adds a lot to our travel experience ;-)). We are looking forward to explore more of this fabulous ...