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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.

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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.

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Zipaquirá makes a good daytrip from Bogotá. It is famous for its salt cathedral, hewn out in a former salt mine.

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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).

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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!

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Que les vaya bien!

Posted by Gitan Jean 13:19 Archived in Colombia

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ziet er weer goed uit, rustig aan met het poeder daar ook al is het vegetarisch.....

groeten peter

by peter

Smakelijk, succes en veel plezier ginder!

by baas

Het eten ziet er toch smakelijk uit.
Geniet nog maar veel van je avonturen.
Veel liefs, tant'Annie

by annie denhaene

Bienvenido a Latinoamérica, querido João! :)
Y bienvenido también a la verdad de nuestro lindo continente, con sus problemas y sus bellezas! Tengo muchas ganas de conocer Colombia y creo que voy a hacer muy pronto, mientras tengo una amiga que vive cerca Bogotá y que me invitó para conocer eso lindo país! Leí el livro que Ingrid Bittencourt escribió después de se quedar con las Farc's por siete años, muy bela história de Colombia!
Suerte, que te vaya bien, querido João! Saudades! :)
Beijos!

by Alê

Great photos, looks like an interesting place. My parents have been thinking about cycling in Colombia next year as they met a very friendly Colombian when cycling in South America last year but were a bit put off by the bad press of the country being dangerous, would be good to know what you think.
NZ is fun but not as sunny as I'd hoped!
Say hello to marjorie! Good memories of Lhasa Kathmandu.
Amy x

by Amy Symonds

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