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Bogota

semi-overcast 15 °C

Wehad booked to stay in Hostel Fatima for 2 nights. 2 nights toolong i might add. it was very much the type of hostel thatold and young crusties alike like to gotoo. noise, screaming, bad music, dirt, and above all bed bugs. Fiona got bit over 15 times in one night by the buggers, and when we decided tocomplain when checking out, the staff told us we can getbite in downtown Bogota anytime, it was NOT from their beds, as much as Fiona tried to stete that we had not yet been to down town Bogota and thatthey def came from the beds, they were having none of it. Fiona was riled big time, causingthe lady to tell Fiona to get an education.hhmmmm...methinks the locals here need the educatipon more.

Anyway, we left.. and headed to Hostal Platypus. Much better. Twin room, clean, and quiet. with a good book exchange. Plus we also met a nice english chap who gave us more books, and we went out for a drink with him and a chatty autrian guy who was...errr very Austrian.

Bogota, though not much to look at for landmarks, is actually a really great place. chilled, good climate, and has a student vibe which just makes the whole place feel relaxed, and safe. there is no uneasiness here, and i have to say i am really enjoying it. Bogota is cool!
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Which is surprising as when you read the guidebooks, they make it seem like a shabby city full of crime and one to avaoid. I{m glad i didn't pay attention!!

Posted by Lisaann 16:46 Archived in Colombia

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