Bogota: La Candelaria & Museums

Indigenous
Journalist plaza
Journalist plaza
Funnel street
Funnel street
Street art
Street art
Grafitti art
Grafitti art
Grafitti art
Grafitti art
Street art  shoe cleaner
Street art shoe cleaner
Grafitti art
Grafitti art
Street art  jongleur
Street art jongleur
Grafitti art
Grafitti art
Grafitti art
Grafitti art
Making people feel safe...
Making people feel safe…
Plaza Bolivar
Plaza Bolivar
Plaza Bolivar
Plaza Bolivar
Plaza Bolivar
Plaza Bolivar
Plaza Bolivar
Plaza Bolivar
Botero painting
Botero painting
Botero painting
Botero painting
Dali art
Dali art
Miro painting
Miro painting
View from roof library
View from roof library
View from roof library
View from roof library
View from roof library
View from roof library
View from roof library
View from roof library
My favorite butterfly
My favorite butterfly

Under the sun of Bogota

Classic old Land Rover

Tuesday December 24, 2019

Unfortunately I didn t sleep too much. At 2:30 in the night I already woke up the first time – that really sucked. Then I hardly could fall asleep again and at 7am I gave up the fight and finally got up.

I organized my stuff a little bit inside the room and put the last few things on the bike. After I went downstairs to the lobby, had some coffee and ate the rest of my pizza from yesterday. Theo, the tiny sweet little dog of the guesthouse was joyning me and he got some pizza, too.

I finished and went to look for a place where I could change money and buy a simcard.

The weather was a little bit chilly but very sunny – I made a first mistake today: I didn’t think of putting some sun screen because it was not hot at all. Besides that I didn’t even wear a hat and so I got my first sunburn today-right on my head. I learned my lesson: colombian sun is really strong guys.

I strolled along and finally found myself inside a mall called Andina. There was a Claro shop located in there where I could get my sim card and it also was possible to change money there. Mission accomplished.

On my way home I passed by a supermarket, got some food and arrived again at my guesthouse. Time for a little nap.

Later on I went outside again to see if it was possible to find an adapter for my charger. It wasn’t: everything was already closed due to Christmas.

So I got back, watched some TV and I started to check out wich route to take when I start touring with the bike on Thursday.

Delicious coca tee
Delicious coca tea
For my friend Milton, Sri Lanka tee
For my friend Milton, Sri Lanka tea
Well now you know I own a bookstore in Bogota
Well now you know I own a bookstore in Bogota
Classic old Land Rover
Classic old Land Rover
Third day Chanukah
Third day Chanukah

Flight to Bogota

Monday December 23, 2019
At 3am my airport shuttle came to pick me up and took me to Frankfurt. My journey began at 6:55 with the flight to Amsterdam from where I got the connection flight to Bogota. There should be enough time to catch the connection flight easily, so I felt quite relaxed.

Everything went good and the flight itself also was ok. The only thing that bothered me was the fact that during the flight I couldn’t get some sleep….

I arrived at Bogota in time and I ordered a private taxi to take me to my Guesthouse called Casa Prada. It’s a very nice place located in one of the best neighborhoods of Bogota.

After I finished the check in I drank my first Colombian coffee. That should be on your “to do list” in Colombia.

Up in the room I opened all my luggage and already reassemble the bike.I felt so hungry that I ordered a huge pizza and two beers. In the end I couldn’t eat it all up and I kept the rest for tomorrow’s breakfast.

When I finally went to sleep after being awake for 25 hours non stop I could feel the altitude of Bogota. I laid in bed and my pulse was at 140 beats per minute. Wow! I normally have some 60 beats per minute…. It took me quite some time until I finally could fall asleep.

Hier all my clothes
Her all my clothes
Ginger wants to come too
Ginger wants to come too
Electronics devices
Electronics devices
Waiting in Frankfurt
Waiting in Frankfurt
Boarding the plane
Boarding the plane
Not much room for the next 10 hours
Not much space for the next 10 hours
Chaos in room
Chaos in my room
The bike is safe
The bike is safe
Not very warm in the room
Not very warm in the room
Lovely pizza
Lovely pizza
Theo the guard dog
Theo the guard dog