12.01.2012 - 25.01.2012 19 °C
Hola a todos y a todas!
It has been a while, hasn't it? After a good three weeks in Colombia, here's some news about Bogotá, more to come soon, I promise!
With almost 9 million inhabitants, Colombia's capital is huge. Traffic is stressful and pollution is a problem. If it had not been for my good friend Andrés, who hosted me in a way I could never have dreamt of, I would perhaps only have given it 2 or 3 days.
The tourist neigbourhood of La Candelaría boasts the majority of tourist attractions like the Museo Botero, Museo del oro, Plaza Simón Bolívar and many beautiful colonial houses in cobblestone streets.
Zipaquirá makes a good daytrip from Bogotá. It is famous for its salt cathedral, hewn out in a former salt mine.
Another must is the steep walk up to Montserrate, a little church towering high above Bogotá. Just two recommendations: don't go on Sunday (too many people) and go when the sky is clear (clouds tend to form over Bogotá in the afternoon and it can rain, rain, rain).
Colombian food is good and affordable. Colombians love meat and don't eat too many vegetables. You can avoid eating meat only by ordering fish. Colombians love sweet stuff, any time of day, so the offer of ice-cream, pop drinks and pastry is abundant.
Never in my life have I seen avocados as big as the Colombian ones!
Que les vaya bien!