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October 4, 2017

The night before our hike I tossed and turned, I was anxious and excited about our trek. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would be hiking in the Andes mountains. Yes, the same Andes from the terrifying movie Alive. The film that haunted my childhood. The 197...

October 3, 2017

We started our day running after a gentleman who took our bags and we ended our day chasing after another gentleman who rushed off with our bags. This is the third time on this trip that this has happened, either Colombians are very helpful or Ol is a terrible baggage...

October 3, 2017

We awoke early in our hotel room in Villa de Leyva not knowing when or how we were getting to El Cocuy that day. Jennifer had made reservations but we didn’t know how to get there. We decided to pack early and walk to the bus station. We were told that busses left ever...

October 3, 2017

After two weeks enjoying the fast pace of the big city life in Bogota, we decided that it was time to get away from the hustle and bustle and head to the mountains for hiking and relaxation. Our destination would be El Cocuy, a Colombian national park located northeast...

September 27, 2017

I knew today was going to be a great day when, just as we were being seated on the verandah of the chocolate museum for breakfast (yes, Oliver is never coming home) which overlooks a beautiful courtyard with a large Spanish moss draped oak, ‘The Saints, Go Marching In’...

September 26, 2017

After two weeks in Bogota, it was time for some adventure. We decided to take a bus from Bogota to the old colonial city of Villa de Leyva, a four hour drive. And, public transportation in Colombia provided plenty of adventure.

We successfully navigated the bus terminal...

September 24, 2017

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Wrapping up our time in Bogota, we have spent the last few days enjoying the city and preparing for the next leg of our trip. We have strolled beautiful city parks and enjoyed some great meals in sleek modern restaurants. We discovered why Bogota has the reputation as...

September 21, 2017

As we sat in a wi-fi zone in La Candaleria, between museum visits, we met a kindred spirit. Jerry from California is the first American we have met in Bogota. He had just flown in from Quito, Ecuador after having visited Machu Picchu in Peru and the Galapagos Islands i...

September 21, 2017

We have spent the past two days visiting five of Bogota’s top museums and cultural attractions.

Museo Botero, features 125 pieces of Colombian artist Fernando Botero and 85 pieces from world renowned artists such as Picasso, Degas, Chagall, Monet …  it is one of the bes...

September 19, 2017

Since today is laundry day, I will write about getting around Bogota and share some of Ol's photos of beautiful street art (graffiti) while Oliver navigates the Spanish washing machine. It is a bit confusing, the laundry that is, because it washes  clothes and then tur...

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