Arrived in Bogota after a very long journey from London to New York then finally to Colombia. Hadn't slept for 27 hours! Not fun.
Bogota quite scary on arrival but like any place when you arrive early in the morning and everywhere is borded up and streets deserted. Didn't help that our taxi driver didn't drop us at our hostel which meant that we were roaming around Bogota with two big back packs which screamed I'M A TOURIST ROB ME NOW PLEASE.
But, all fine. Dan, the Oracle, got us there without even having a map. Not sure how that was even possible!
Staying at Hostel Sue in Canderalia district. Lonely Planet describe the hostel as party central but it's actually so quiet. Loads of people have left today though and just when i thought I was going to make my first friend, she's off to Lima.
Staff are lovely but really really regretting not learning more spanish. Noone speaks English at all. Even all the Ozzy people speak Spanish to everyone because mostly everyone else is Spanish speaking. Going to be quite challenging making friends.
The area is strange, all the restaurants and shops are like really tiny houses with tiny doorways and look very scary. But going to attempt going to one tonight. Hopefully all ok.
Today we just wondered around the city, get the impression there isn't loads to do in Bogota so might cut our stay here short and just stay two nights. Tomorrow will take a cable car to the top of the city where there is a massive church thing. Also maybe go out to one of the big city parks. Although apparantly they're in a very dodgy district so not sure about that.
So far feel very safe. Dan has been approached by a few tramps smelling of pee - smell their own! But that's been about it.
Food wise not impressed. Cereal was actually like eating raw sugar it was so sweet (Danny loved it). YUK. There is so much fast food everywhere. I mean EVERYWHERE. Burgers kebabs and everything that's not fast food is fried - pastries, cakes, pancakes, bread.
Apart from the food it's so far so good!!!