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First time to Bogota

30 hours in Bogota… I wasn’t sure what to expect when I had this trip on my schedule, but was eager to find out.

We arrived late at night, so I went right to bed when we got to the hotel. I woke up slowly the next morning, not sure what was in store for my day Bogota. When I finally got out of bed, I pulled back the curtains and saw the most unexpected, amazingly beautiful view.

Instantly, my mood changed and I was excited to get outside and explore.

The hotel provided free breakfast, with delicious pastries like carrot bread, chocolate croissants, donuts, and scrambled eggs made to order. After fueling up, I explored the blocks around the hotel, admiring the buildings and restaurants with gorgeous facades. I couldnโ€™t stop snapping photos.

Lots of pretty dogs too. I found one sweet pup roaming around alone, wishing I could take her home with me!

After some difficulties at the ATM (including freaking out after I withdrew something like 60,000 pesos which converts to only $7 USD), I stopped by the street market to do a little shopping. I ended up buying some homemade jewelry and a magnet for my collection on the fridge.

Later on in the day, I got a 60 minute full body massage. This was recommended to me by lots of flight attendants who have been to Bogota before, and it was so worth it! Much needed relaxation.

I then walked to find some pizza for dinner, planning to take it ‘to-go’ back to my room. However, no one spoke a lick of English at the restaurant so I had to eat inside at a table (they didnโ€™t understand me asking for a take-away order). It was nice though, I had the whole restaurant to myself, a great view by the window, and they were so nice to me despite the language barrier.

I then ended the evening reading my book in bed. It was a successful layover and I canโ€™t wait to come back someday soon!

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