Derby and Atone
Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
371Trip End Feb 26, 2011
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We had decided to try and get to the Salt Cathedral today which sounded like a bit of a mission. We had looked at some tours but they were all very expensive both for the Salt Cathedral and the city tours. We therefore opted for the tried an tested DIY method, involving the tram network (although this is only a bus here really) then a bus to get to another town outside of Bogota, before trying to find our way across the town to the Cathedral site itself
The main highlight of the metro was another local tramp who had a slightly different way of trying to get your small change than any others we have seen on our trip, when the lights turned to red he ran over to a car with a window that was slightly open and held his hand through the window, the driver declined so he then threatend to smash up his car and started punching his window before putting his hand out again for change. The driver declined again so the tramp pulled out a knife and tried to get it through the window causing the driver to accelerate into the middle of the road despite the lights being on red a busy intersection nearly causing a crash which with two young kids in the back wouldnt have been great. The tramp lost interest and started exactly the same trick on another car. Please, at least try a car jacking if you are going to go to those extremes dont do it for loose change, that is just ridiculous, come to Salford you can probably get a Btec in Car Jacking.
After a couple of wrong turns we managed to find our bus and we were soon on our way to the town were the Cathedral is whizzing along at about 120km per hour. We got dropped outside the bus station and ended up taking a taxi for a quid as we couldnt get directions
We headed back which probably took about 2 hours in total then when we arrived back in Jiminez set off for the main square. The rain started again when we were at the square and the museums were just starting to close so we headed back. We had a few beers around the area visiting a few bars before grabbing dinner, which consistied of a plate of chips and potatoes with chicken, beef and chorizo with sauces and the local bread specialty (the name of which I forget again). Erica loved it and we headed back having a few beers for good luck on the way. We loitered around the busy hostel bar until the coach left on the night out, it leaves at ten returning at 6am but we opted out. We then headed to bed still frustrated at our lack of laptop action it is like an arm has been severed off its amazing how dependent we have become, oh my god, going home to mobile phones, tv's etc we have spent so long out of the normal world I dont know if its all going to be too much for us, "pray tell what is this 'iphone' of which you speak?"