Monday 25 June 2007
Bogota - plastic surgery capital of the world!
Well, having sad our adíos to the Caribbean coast, we headed on an 18 hour bus journey to Bogota, not really sure what to expect. The sleeping tablets worked a treat and we landed full of beans. Bogota was an absolute treat, full of galleries, museums, fancy shopping malls and gorgeous places to eat and shimmy!
It was the first time I was ever in an art gallery (Botero), where the ushers smiled and were mad for chat. The warmth of the Colombian people never ceased to amaze us. We ended up hanging out in Bogota for about 5 days, trying to figure out how to head to Peru (with the help of our new student cards!). Never once did we feel threatened or unsafe, compared to any of the Central American capitals. It was so nice to just wander around, eat, drink and be merry. We even went for a boogie downtown, which was a bit of a larf. It certainly is a visual treat for the lads, considering the enhanced cleavage of most young females!