Back in January I spent about a week in Bogota, Colombia. It was incredible, I love being able to wander around a new city. I was actually only going to be in Bogota for a day or two, but my good buddy Jay accidentally bought tickets on the wrong flight and wasn't able to make it out there until about a week later. I can't lie I was pretty nervous! Especially since I know almost no spanish, Jay was supposed to do all the translating for me. So it was about 2:00am when we discovered the error in his ticket and I'm supposed to board a flight out of the country in only a few hours. So quickly Julia(my amazing lady friend!) started figuring out just what I was going to do for 5 days in a country where I speak about 4 words of Spanish. Luckily she found me a room at an amazing hostel Allegria's Hostel (in the historic side of Bogota) and the rest of it was completely up in the air. Being in Bogota is definitely completely new, it's about 3 times bigger than Chicago with a population of about 10 million people, and many, many wild dogs. It's a whole different world for someone that's never been to South America. Walking through some amazing neighborhoods, trying delicious food that I can't even pronounce, making my way around the city with only a very dumbed down vocabulary, and the best part was all the people I met. That's the way I love it! Everything was new, and everyday was something memorable. I originally went to try to cure my travel bug, but all it did was make me want to move around even more. Right now I'm planning a trip to Peru for December. We'll see if it actually ends up happening or if we decide to go somewhere completely different. I change my mind all the time so it's really hard to say.
Check out some of these photos and tomorrow I'm going to be showing off the best part of the trip, my backpacking trip through El Cocouy National Park.