Hotel Porton Bogota
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... a go anyway. It was raining that morning, but once we started walking there the sun came out. We walked to where we had to catch the funicular, and it looked like a dodgy area where there was nobody about at all... It was ok and we found the location where we had to be. It looked steep and was a long way up, so I did wonder how safe it was, but it was fine. Once we got to the top we took a walk around the gardens and looked out over the views over Bogota. It was slightly ...
... some Dollars instead and made my way back to pay. I thanked her again for her kindness, bought some candy for good measure and decided that a taxi to the hostel was about all the more I could handle. The taxi driver was nice and waited while I dug out my Travel Bible (lonely planet) and pointed to the Alagria hostel and got a price that I could live with. Surprisingly I could understand much of what the driver said and Spanish somehow started bubbling out of ...
... We got a taxi to Ipiales bus station, stopping at an ATM on the way, here I think we did get scammed as it turned out there was an ATM at the bus station anyway, despite the taxi driver telling us there wasn't so he got a bigger fare. Annoying, but at least it was only a couple of dollars extra. We then got a bus for $100 000 COP to take us to Bogotá, a 24 hour journey, fairly comfortable apart from the air con cranked right up making it pretty chilly! Bogotá is a ...
... museum and a part of the Casa de Moneda.
In the evening we had good Italian food and chatted with the nice Italian lady who runs the restaurant with her old mother (who was also still there at 10pm) and family.
... old clothes, flip flops, a bright purple jacket and filthy backpack I received a few looks. The beautiful fire placed lobby and people with their Gucci, I did look pretty nice. Up in my room with my king sized bed, I wanted to just live in the bathroom, it was fabulous. And warm, and clean and the fact there is a bathroom in my room is just a bonus! A walk around a real mall, and some fries for dinner, off to bed. Slept a couple hours. Up at 0400 to head to the airport. The final trek home ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services