Colombia Bogota

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COLOMBIA

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COLOMBIA

BOG OTA

FUN FA CT:

A t 8,3 6 0ft abovesea levelB ogotá is thehighest c ityin the

w orld w ith a p op u lation greaterthan 3 m illion.

TOURIST A TTRA CTION:

B ogotá's m ost fam ou s m u seu m is theG old M u seu m ,w hic h

c ontains m orethan 5 5 ,000 p iec es ofgold and other

m aterials from m ajorp re-H isp anic c u ltu res in C olom bia.The

M u seu m c ontains thelargest c ollec tion ofgold in thew orld .

It w as op ened in 193 9 bytheB ank oftheRep u blic to help

p reserveC olom bian artifac ts.

LOCA L A TTRA CTION:

Visit Lagu na d eG u atavita,Tierra N egra. It is a beau tifu llake

w ith an interesting story. Legend has it that a M u isc a tribal

c hiefknow n as ElD orad o c overed him selfin gold en d u st

and d isap p eared into them ysteriou s C raterLakealleged ly

hid ing treasu res.W hileyou 'reu nlikelyto find m aterialric hes

on a visit to thesite,you c an enjoysp lend id view s ofthe

c irc u larlakeand its su rrou nd ing area.

FOODS TO TRY:

A jiac o is a trad itionalsou p that you m u st try.It is m ad ew ith

shred d ed c hic ken,p otatoes,c orn,and avoc ad o.Thesou p is

top p ed w ith fresh c ream and c ap ers.


W H ERE TO STA Y:

The Shera ton B ogota w illnot

disa p p oint. It ha s a la rge hea ted p ool,

Ja cu zzi,sa u na ,Tu rkish stea m room

a nd a fu llgym . This lu xu ry hotelis a lso

6 km from E lDora do Interna tiona l

A irp ort. N ow need to w orry a b ou t

ru shing offto the a irp ort.

W H EN TO B OOK FOR EXTRA

SA VINGS:

Low sea son forC olom b ia is b efore or

a ftersu m m ersea son Ju ne - A u gu st.

A void tra veldu ring E a stera nd

C hristm a s to sa ve on a irfa re. Ra iny

sea sons a re in the m onths ofOctob er-

N ovem b era nd A p ril– M a y. B ook

Ja nu a ry – Feb ru a ry a nd Sep t for

sa vings.

A CTIVITIES:

Visit M u seo B otero delB a nco de la

Rep u b lica . M u seo B otero delB a nco de

la Rep u b lica is a m u st-see a ttra ction in

B ogota since its ina u gu ra tion in 2 0 0 0 .

This m u seu m conta ins 12 3 p a intings,

dra w ings,a nd scu lp tu res b y B otero

him self. It a lso conta ins 85p ieces

b y othera rtists. Find B otero ha s a n

interesting style ofp a inting,w hich

you m ight find a m u sing. The

m u seu m is free.

M o nserrate M o u ntain. Visit

M onserra te,it rises 10 ,341 feet a b ove

sea level. Stu nning view s on

thou ghts ofthe m ou nta in. M a ny

p eop le visit M onserra te,a s there is a

historicchu rch a nd shrine there.

The chu rch a nd shrine w ere

dedica ted to “E lSenorC a ido.”B e

su re to check the w ea therb efore

trying the jou rney. This w illensu re

you enjoy the view s ofB ogota

B o go taStreet A rt. C olom b ia n

ca p ita lB ogotá ha s a lw a ys b een

hom e to gra ffitia nd street a rt. The

ta lent ofthese gra ffitia rtists w ill

a m a ze you . B e su re to eitherta ke a

gra ffititou rw ith a gu ide. You ca n

a lso w a lk a rou nd on you row n. You

w illfind m a ny othertou rists doing

the sa m e.


N IGHTL IFE:

C heck o u t A rm ando Reco rds. Manytrendy,glam o ro u s

fo lk check o u t this spo t. Plu s w ho do esn’t like a clu ba

ro o fto p and m u lti level flo o rs.

TRA N SPORTA TION :

So yo u need to get aro u nd. B e su re to

have yo u rho tel o rderyo u rtaxi. Do

the sam e retu rning back to yo u r

ho tel. A sk the restau rant o rvenu e to

call yo u a taxi. This w ill ensu re yo u

get a fairtaxi rate.

SOUVEN IRS:

A ftervisiting the Go ld Mu seu m yo u

m ight have the desire to bring back a

piece. Ifell in lo ve w ith the go ld that

w as fo rm ed into seashells. Yo u can

sho p fo rim itatio n co pies fro m the

exhibit in the m u seu m s sto re

TRA VEL ESSEN TIA L S:

A lw ays pro tect yo u rpasspo rt w ith a

passpo rt co ver. Flights tend to be

alw ays chillyno m atterthe seaso n w hen yo u

travel.

B e su re to pack a sw e atshirt,sw eatero rlight jacket

fo rlo ng hau l flights. Rem em berto pack a hydrant,

asthe o xygen recycled and circu lated thro u gho u t

the plane w ill dryo u t yo u rskin.

BEA UTY ESSEN TIA L S:

In the heat m inim al m akeu p is key.

Pack a great m assacre. Ilo ve

Lancôm e Hypno se W aterpro o f

C u sto m Vo lu m e Mascara. N o w o rries

abo u t having racco o n eyes w hile yo u

are having fu n o u t at the beach. A lso

pack a bro nzer. Lau ra Mercierhas an

excellent line o f bro nzers that w o rk

great w ith all skin to nes. Ilo ve m y

Face Illu m inato rVisage in Sedu ctio n.

HA IR ESSEN TIA L S:

Pack a fo ldable w aterbo ttle to keep

yo u rhairlo o king fresh. Fo r

extensio ns/w eaves Ilo ve to ro ck

either‘Rio ’o r‘Serengeti’to tro pical o r

ho t spo ts. The cu rl pattern requ ires

less effo rt fo rm aintenance. Hair

extensio ns/w eaves are alw ays a great w ayto

transitio n o rto qu icklysw itch u p yo u rlo o k.

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