We got here! The backpacks didn´t........

Trip Start Sep 30, 2011
Trip End Ongoing

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Where I stayed
Hostal Sue, La Candelaria
What I did
Arrive to Bogota

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Friday, September 30, 2011

So we are finally in Bogota!!! Started off early this morning from Madrid and had a slight delay taking off. Due to the already short connection in Frankfurt we had to make a run to catch the plane to Bogota and just made it..... however arriving in Bogota we soon found out that the backpacks were not quite lucky. So here we are, at the Hostal Sue with only hand luggage. The flight was great otherwise, plenty of movies and great service on Lufthansa! Really impressed! At Bogota airport we were pleasantly surprised as well, an airport guy came calling our names to tell us that the backpacks didnīt make it and got the details of the hostel to send them over when they arrive with tomorrows flight. Tomorrow we can go and buy a few necessities and keep the receipts and claim it from Lufthansa later (Arja, this is like a flashback!!). After sorting out the details of the backpacks we got a taxi from the airport, also really well organised, they have authorised taxis where you tell a person in the taxi booth where you are going and get a fixed rate receipt to bring to your driver. Tourists and locals pay the same, safe way not to get ripped off getting from the airport. The hostel is fine, we have a four bed room just for the two of us, with a shared bathroom. We went for a short walk around the neighborhood and it seems safer than I expected. There are plenty of little bars and cafes around the hostel and the streets are full of life, probably because it is Friday night. I think we will shortly be off to bed considering it is like 5 a.m for us now. Hope to sleep well, it is fairly quiet around the hostel for now anyway. Goodnight!!
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