Bogota - A boozey Christmas with Eddie and Rosey

Trip Start Sep 26, 2007
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Monday, December 24, 2007

We arrived dazed after a 26 hr bus journey from Quito on Christmas eve morning in Bogota. One good thing about the journey was the fantastic scenery. Upon entering Columbia, the landscape changed dramatically, to lush hilly greenery with plenty of valleys and deep canyons to wonder at. But the long journey didnīt dampen our Christmas spirit at all, and we were flying after one of our trade mark naps every surfer worth his salt would be familiar with (my policy is if your not drooling, its not a nap).

We had a dinner put on for us by the hostel, and 20 gringo enjoyed a free meal and booze too, which was lovely in fairness, before heading out to party. Now, Ed, with his special skills at snuffing out a dance party had his homework done as regards where to head too, but plans got mixed up and we ended up in this dodgy dance place, and ended up having a great night! We decided it would be safest to come home when it was light, for safety's safe like, so off we went home in the not so wee hours of Christmas day.

Now, Bogota, Columbia wouldnīt be the safest now, and we saw plenty and heard plenty to freak us out in the first 2 days, and there was fierce talks of  "Iīm out of here tomorrow lads", but we eventually got a bit cuter, and got to see a nice bit of the city, and it wasnīt that bad at all. In fact, its a lovely city, fantastic views, and the main strip of bars downtown was brilliant. So Brilliant I missed my bus back to Quito by a day. I had in the meantime decided to go volunteering in Quito for 2 weeks, while I waited for Feeley to get back to Bogota, and to spend New years with 2 buddies I had met in Quito, 2 German lasses Nina and Julia, who introduced me to the Volunteering crack. So I left the 2 as they set off to Panama for some waves, while I started back down the road to Cuenca,  Ecuador for new years, a mear 40 odd hours in a bus. Sigh. Iīve since earned the name Backtrack Mike for my wonderful plans that never fail to amaze.

Oh yeah, checked out the Botero museum too in Bogota, which was fantastic, we all went on a culture tour, and loved it. Got to see some famous other artists there too, so I was happy out.
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