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On day 2, we visit the supposed '8th Wonder of the World', or 'Colombia's 1st Wonder of the World', ot was it 'Zipaquira's Only Wonder of the World'...?! Pah, who knows, anyway, we go to Zipaquira's famous underground salt cathedral in one of the world's largest salt mines. It's a sight to behold and worth the 4-5 hour round bus trip from Bogota (obviously the bus drivers would decide to protest the day we go!). Off to a good ...
... plans to visit Mexico, their plans to maybe visit the US, and about plans for them to wire me money to buy them brand-name clothes in the US and mail them back to Mexico City. They kept asking questions about how much everything cost, and I was surprised at which things were cheaper or more expensive in one country or the other. But they had a plane to catch, so we said our goodbyes and hopped on different buses. I hope they got on the right one, because ...
... the Great Mother and have no need of entering the temple. There are also women priests in the villages.
All consultations are done with Mamas, and many of the decisions are based on their wisdom and knowledge. Many Kogi marriages are arranged by Mamas to ensure the most fruitful communities. Marriages are not forced, and the buying or selling of women is not permitted, although women as young as 14 can be married and have children. The Kogi do not allow the mistreatment ...
... seeing tourists represents the progress their country has made in the last years. Of course I watched out a bit, but I did not feel unsafe at all.
What was also interesting to see in Medellin was the number of women who had done plastic surgery. I had never seen so many fake boobs and buds!!
On Wednesday the 2nd of April I travelled to Guatapé, a small touristy town with many coloured houses at an artificial lake. There is a big rock (el peñon) next to the town which you ...
... to cough up some money for the time we spent!
Observations of Bogota
1. Locals do not wear shorts...ever. If you wear shorts, you will be marked as a tourist.
2. People are much taller then I expected. In Ecuador people are tiny. I expected the same here, they're neighbors right? ...