After some great advice from our Australian friend we took a flight from Medellin to Bogota that was cheaper and a lot quicker than the original bus plan. So we arrived in Bogota feeling fresh and enjoyed an extra afternoon there.
We had been told pretty negative things about Bogota and weren't expecting much. The area that we were in was really quaint and had some lovely views and nice restaurants in the vicinity. We were very impressed with the Bogota that we saw.
I had read in the guide book that on Friday nights they pedestrianize one of the main roads. The book promised street performers, live music, transvestites, tango dancers and the most exciting of all dwarves acting as matadors with dogs. When we walk up and down the road that wasn't fully pedestrianized we saw a band and one street performer, no sign of the dwarf! Although we were disappointed there seemed to be a real buzz around the area with everyone coming out to enjoy the street food and the pleasant evening night.
We went to an art gallery the next day which held a large collection of Fernando Botero, the Colombians favourite artist. James got harassed by a group of teenage girls practicing their English. And I showed I was the true culture vulture and professional art appreciator as I recognised a lot of the paintings, James thought I was making it up!
We really liked Bogota and it was a good ending to a great country that we will be visiting again at some point.