Oww. I rode a bike today for 4 1/2 hours today… my butt is hating me. In fact my body below the waist is screaming ‘give me a hot bath’! I did a excellent bike tour today, Nicholas was great. He was the guide. We visited hilites of La Candelaria, Bolivar Plaza, the business centre, the downtown, a church from the 17th century, a great outdoor market – so many fruits, vegetables, flours, meats, etc. Mom, you would be in heaven! We also saw what was the bull fighting arena – up until a few years ago when the Mayor abolished it. The best part was the historical info received. The craziest was riding a bike on the streets of Bogota! I don’t do that home for freakin’ sake. Don’t get any ideas EOA, I’m not taking up riding!
That was my morning… in the mid afternoon I went to the Botero museum, Casa de Moneda, museo de arte del banco de la republica. I had to limber up my legs from the earlier ride. I must tell there was one stop on our ride my legs almost let go while I was walking downstairs.
I found a very good bar-reataurant to eat dinner – a freshly made hamburger with fries and fresh limonade. Cost… 7,000 COP = under 5 bucks! Toccatos. Will eat there again.
I chatted up a couple from Amsterdam tonight, they were great with sharing info about getting around, where to go, hostels, etc. I’m so thankful. Sunday I was hating on this place… today I’m in a better head space about it. When I don’t waiver.
Tomorrow… Zipaquira. The salt cathedral. A long day.
Ciao. Buenos noches.
PS. I burnt my face and hands today.