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Speaking of names, let me explain Mona and Papa. Honestly I used to be a little self-conscious of it when I had friends over when I was young, because some of my them called their grandfathers Papa. They had plenty of doubts and concerns about the decision to uproot my life and move to a country whose history includes notoriety for drugs and corruption, and a still currently-dubious impression by much of the world.
First day in Bogota- so excited! I continued to work some during the first week of their visit, which gave us a little healthy time apart as well. We stayed together in a lovely Air BnB only about 8 blocks from my apartment. It was good for them to see some of the challenges and the joys I experience regularly.
Some of the city highlights included: The square is surrounded by historical buildings, and is currently the site for various manifestations and protests. Graffiti Tour — I went on this 3-hour walking tour when I first moved here, and loved it so I sent my parents on the experience one day while I was working.
Lunch is generally the biggest meal of the day, and many restaurants advertise their specials of the day for a very decent price. Juan Valdez — my mom was delighted to see this icon and his widespread chain of cafes here in Colombia.
Since the Colpatria Tower has been illuminated every night with a color-changingLED lights system. I happen to have an English student who works for Colpatria on the 26th floor. The Colpatria Tower lit up at night.
The lights move around and change color every few seconds. One Saturday we went with my housemates, all whose company I really enjoy, to a well-known Colombian restaurant up in the surrounding mountains called El Tambor.
Two huge basket-plate-things of food loads of meat, fried things, and cheeseand a handful of napkins. An adventure with sticky fingers! Ciclovia — I had to take Mona and Papa on my favorite weekly activity: My parents were glued to their phones in the evening, sharing photos and sending texts to family and friends; it made me laugh!
And it made me happy that they were so eager to share their experiences. Exploring the neighborhoods for panaderias bakeries was an almost-daily event with the padres. This is not hard to do because bakeries are on every corner and most of them offer the same products.
We wanted to do a little exploring and see some amazingly green landscape.
One evening we all met up at a big outdoor concert in a main downtown square; it was so much fun! One day we went on a 2. It was not the expected well-groomed and pristinely-presented botanic garden experience; it was way more Colombian!
One thing for which this country is known is the wide variety of flora and fauna, and this garden was rich in both as well as a very educational tour. Our very informative private tour guide who was passionate about every living creature under the sun.
On a Friday, we paid for a driver to give us a less-than-an-hour ride to the nearby small, relaxed town of Salento which is in the middle of coffee country. We stayed in a sweet little inn which included a homemade breakfast each morning.
The last step of the tour involved brewing and tasting! I overheard a guide saying that some are around 60 meters high and years old!
But in this valley, some of the forest has been cut down to be used for farmland. In some ways that is unfortunate, but it does make the tall palms stand out in splendor all the more.
They were the epitome of hospitality, and ended up taking us out on a tour some areas just outside of Pereira. Within this big crowd and with all the criss-crossing kite strings, no one was getting angry or defensive.Catalonia, situated in the Northeast of Spain and bordering France, is a Mediterranean region with its own unique culture and language, called Catalan.
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