Our last stop in South America - Bogota
Trip Start Apr 12, 2011
86Trip End Apr 01, 2012
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Where I stayed
La Pinta Guesthouse
Next morning we look to explore Bogota, Sunday’s are pedestrian day and lucky for us the main road from our hostel to the centre is closed to cars and so it makes a pleasant walk into the centre (even if it took us over an hour and a half)
Quiet night back at the hostel – felt like a novelty to sit on a sofa and watch some tv – we may have turned into that type of travellers that just seem to hang about watching tv and not do anything!
Next day I have finally plucked up the courage to get my haircut after five months in South America – the communication between myself and the hairdresser seems to go well enough and I leave with a haircut I’m almost happy with (as a true girl I would struggle to be completely happy with a haircut)
We then head to Zona Rosa which turns out to be where the people with money hang out in the city. Filled with shopping centres (including the most upmarket food court I’ve seen), bars and restaurants this is the most cosmopolitan area we have found in the whole of South America. It’s nice to spend a bit of time in this type of area – we get some Asian food at a restaurant called Wok which is probably the best Asian good we have had yet and then take a walk up to one of the park areas to relax for a bit. We finally hit happy hour at pub called Bogota Beer Company, this might be Jonny’s new favourite place as it served English style beers and seems a popular place for the evening paseo.
For our final day in Bogota we go to the museum of modern art which may not be a massive tourist attraction given that the security guard in the park next door couldn’t provide directions to it...But we enjoyed it. The main exhibition was Ruven Afanador who appears pretty well known considering there were recent and older portraits of a lot of famous people including Hilary Clinton, Oprah, Johnny Cash (Jonny’s favourite), Madonna and Britney Spears – it was pretty interesting. We then head back up to Zona Rosa to pass the time looking in expensive shop windows before our flight to Mexico.
After just under five very fun and interesting months we are leaving South America with over 5000 photos, amazing memories, new friends and a couple of future holiday destination ideas....