Hotel Porton Bogota
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... about Colombia was that the Pablo Escobar drug country stereotype has been long gone and replaced with some of the kindest people doing there best to make their home country one of the best places to be.
Our first encounter with this was when our taxi driver was unable to find our hostel because of construction so they ended up parking their car and leading us on foot to the hostel in person (that's more than I would even do for my friends back home, ...
A little behind on my blog so this will be short since I don't remember everything from two days ago. I woke up at Mileda's (Mayra's friend's) house and took an hour and a half bus journey to Mayra's place. Yet again, I had a stomach bug. I think this time it was because I was too hasty to make a really good burger and didn't cook it quite enough. Because of the bug, I stayed at Mayra's all day and learned Spanish tunes and ...
... table outside our room, mixing dark anejo rum with coconut juice and pulp from the one we just found and opened fresh, delicious.
After a fun visit, it was getting darker, the air had cooled a bit. We walked with our new friends the 15 minutes back to town on the main road, had a great $2.75 steak meal in a little hole in the wall, meat cooked on the grill while we waited. The meal included rice, salad and soup, beers were 75 cents. Found some more rum for our little ...
... and a small town feel. Unfortunately I had to leave abruptly, as there was the threat of farmers strike shutting down the roads, and potentially getting stranded. So then I found myself on the Carribean Coast. It was mind boggling to think I'd been down to the very bottom of South America (Ushuaia) and now I was at the very top. I'd covered some serious miles. Cartagena's Old Town was so gorgeous.... It is like something out of a spanish novel. Colourful ...
... man rolling on broken glass. You know, the usual. The front desk hostel helper recommended that we visit the small suburb of Usaquen, basically a laid back cobble stone village within the city. Very quaint, and a welcome change of atmosphere and pace from the city. But it rained most of the time that we were there, putting a damper (sorry but I am a sucker for cheesy puns) on our afternoon stroll.
Back in the city, we made a stop at the Botero museum. ...