First week in Columbia woohoo!!!
I was so tired from our 7 hour lay over in Florida and when we finally reached Bogota all I wanted to do
was to find a guesthouse and sleep non-stop for 3 days. Zzzzzzz….
I wasn’t able to take any pictures because I was so afraid something will happen to my camera after the horror stories I heard.
But rest assured I feel like it’s really safe here in Bogota. As long as you don’t roam around during the night it’s really perfectly fine.
So the story begins when we were so lost in the airport and we went to the information desk and they said they had no
tourist information desk WHAT?! I needed a map ahh
Anyways we were looking so lost at the exit and two men came up and asked where we were going
They said they were going to show us some places
I really thought it was something sketchy and the guy taking us showed us his ID
On his ID it said representative of tourismo or something but hey that id can also be fake. But we just decided to risk it
and thankfully he got us to a safer part of Bogota: La Candelaria!
It’s a really nice part of Bogota where most of the guest houses are and where there is a lot of universities!
The view from our guesthouse!
Just walking around La Candelaria
Look at how HUGE these avocados are! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
You can see mountains from all angles. Bogota is surrounded by mountains everywhere!
On the way to Juan Valerez Cafe 😀 Really good coffee! It’s a chain…in Columbia??
I need to find out what those are. It’s really creamy, has a lot of fruits in it and topped with cheese with strawberry syrup and one piece
of fresh strawberry. It’s actually not too sweet and good!!
What I have realized about Bogota so far. Groceries are not that cheap. BUT if you go to nearby markets it does get a lot cheaper. Everything seems to close early around 6-7pm. Maybe even the locals think it’s sketchy at night.
It’s so much cheaper to travel on a long term basis because you’re not restrained by time. So we can book hostels for longer and actually buy groceries to cook (which reduces travel costs by a LOT). A lot of the hostels in Bogota have kitchens.
I’ll be back!