My trip began on Dec. 11th at 10pm. I took a bus with my friend Josh (another US resident teaching English here) to Bogotá during the night. In Bogotá we checked out La Candalaria, vegetarian restaurants, graffiti tour, a historic neighborhood called Ucaquén and we got to do some yoga!
It was nice to do the graffiti tour at the beginning of my trip because I was able to identify graffiti by the same artists in other cities that I visited. I’m very much in love with Colombia’s street art. After my first visit to Bogotá in August I wasn’t so keen on the city – I saw it as little more than a cold, grey expanse of ugly brick buildings. On this trip, though, I got to discover many more of the cultural treasures that are inherently present in a city as large as Bogotá.
After a few days some of Josh´s friends arrived from the states and we all headed to Suesca to go climbing. Unfortunately the main route we hung out on was a bit hard for me after being out of practice for so long. But this place was pretty enough I didn’t mind! The barba del monte hanging from the rocks made me feel like I had entered an ancient land from a fairy tale.
We stayed the night in a hostel in Suesca and enjoyed some Boyocá arepas, they tasted like pancakes we decided. In the morning I set off for Zapaquirá to see the famous Salt Cathedral. It’s been built underground in an old salt mine and is an eerie place for sure.