Let the hello’s begin!
Yahoo! I am in the Bogotá airport awaiting my flight north. At the end of the day, I’ll be with my friends Alan, Julie and their 2 year old Gregory-Mateo. I can’t believe it has been over 2 years since I have seen them.
The remainder of my time in Bogotá went well. My Spanish is steadily improving. Though, I have to say, I do have moments of uncertainty. My plane is currently delayed, I can figure out that much, but as to the pertinent details, I am a little foggy. There is always room for improvement.
I spent last week seeing the sights I hadn’t seen yet. I took a trip via train and bus to Zipaquirá, which is north of Bogotá. The town is famous for its salt mines and incredibly, for a large underground cathedral carved into the ground. It is pretty amazing, though I don’t think this photo does it justice.
The following day, I went to visit the Museo de Oro (museum of gold). When the Spanish Conquistadores came here in the 1530s , they found large, organized, indigenous tribes thriving in concert with Colombia’s natural resources. This museum has a huge archive of tribal artifacts. I also got to see a great Rodin exhibit that is touring North and South America. I also had an INCREDIBLE tamale in a very old restaurant. I am still thinking about it.
Well, the plane did leave Bogotá pretty late and hence arrived at my connection city late as well. I disembarked to find I was still early for the flight I really should have missed. I guess I needn’t have worried.
I arrived to my final destination on time, which completely startled my friend Alan. Oh my…it’s hot. I completely forgot how hot and humid it is here…whoa boy. On a really neat note however, I feel great to be here. This feeling really blossomed as we were shopping for fruit on the street. This is a neat community. I still have more traveling to do before I am truly in the town where I will spend the majority of my time…but I am pleased to be getting closer.
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