For the last stint of my Colombia trip I am spending some time in Bogota and Chia (a nearby city) with Jake and our fellow friend Santiago from MSU. The last couple of days have been exactly what we’ve been needing. We arrived in Bogota Saturday evening and promptly went to Santiago’s family finca where we enjoyed some Colombian rum around a fire pit and caught up on stories. Sunday morning we slept in and then took a trip to Guatavita, a city that formed around a man-made lake that exhibits all the qualities of a quaint Colombian village. We had a wonderful idea to take a small boat onto the lake, which lasted about 15 minutes and only two of those were spent dry before a storm cloud erupted over us. It was beautiful though!
There really has been a perpetual sprinkling of rain since we arrived Saturday and I can officially say that I should have packed a few more sweaters and scarves before I started my travels. But it’s Colombia, who knew it could be so cold? Bogota has a much higher altitude and to cut it some slack, this is considered their winter or rainy season. We had a great day today though, starting with some more gift shopping for family and friends and then we spent some time with Santiago’s parents and went to the famous Salt Cathedral. We took some great pictures, check them out below!
Only two more days left in Colombia, it’s a bittersweet thing to realize that we’re going home soon. Staying with Santiago’s family gives us a better taste of Colombian culture but it’s going to make it that much harder to leave. We’re incredibly grateful for their immense hospitality and all the hot chocolate two little gringos could ever ask for!