Our stay in Bogota ends today...and we finished it with a walk up Cerro de Monserrate, 1500 steps up the mountain taking us about 1hr and 10min. Our week was full of adventure with a walking tour of the museums while Andy and Debbie stayed over the weekend. We then set off to Zipaquira by city bus to explore the Salt Cathedral. It took us about 2hrs by bus with a transfer along the way. We had live music on the first bus - wouldn't fly in Ottawa...but a gre...
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As most of you know today is Frank's birthday, and he is not an easy person to surprise. Today we did it...Andy and Debbie arrived in Bogota shortly after we did to celebrate. The look on Frank's face was priceless...even though it was the desk clerk that shared the surprise. A day to remember and a bit of home to celebrate a special day...thanks to everyone for the birthday messages!
Our first week is coming to an end...as we head to Bogota tomorrow morning. The week here was "mucho calor" (good heat). The average temp in Cartagena is 28 degrees with 90% humidity. Our days were filled with walking through the old town, a hop on hop off bus tour allowing us two days to roam the city, a local beach at Bocogrande, and a boat tour taking us to Isla del Pirata (one of the Rosario islands). We just missed the Pope's visit which meant everyt...
We managed to touch down on 3 continents yesterday, with the final one being South America. Interestingly enough the Canadian gov't requests an entry fee from Colombians...there was a reciprocity fee as we entered last night. The officer summoned us to a poster for our review with a simple wave and " oh Canadiense" Our flights were uneventful, with a 45 minute detour to go around Irma. Flying into Panama at night was very cool...as the water is littered with b...
First day in Cartagena was a day to get groceries, get acquainted with the town and the heat! 46 degrees...quite the shift. We ended the day on a patio at the marina...no worries...the mojitos are "Deb Approved!"