Friday, March 19, 2010

Come Visit Bogota!!

My parents came to visit us this month. We had a lot of fun being together and experiencing some of the beauties of this country. Be encouraged to come visit us too, here in Colombia!

Street sights in our neighborhood
Downtown Bogota - Plaza de Bolivar
The Cathedral (my first time inside!) - lots of statues and religious stuff
Government buildings - we found out that the ants on the building are an artistic way of getting people to think about "the theme of migration and population movement [that] has particular relevance for Colombia, where there are an estimated 2 to 4 million displaced people, most of whom were forced from their homes by the country's ongoing armed conflict."
Downtown streets

We also visited Villa de Leyva about 3 hours drive north of Bogota
Trying to sell stuff to the tourists :)
Bill enjoying an escape into his book
We stayed at a quaint, little hotel owned by this ladies' family. They're Christians who used to live in Bogota attending the church that gave birth to our current church. It was neat to reconnect with her.
A traveling curiosity: at the bus station in Tunja the women's restroom was out of order so they converted the men's room to serve all!

1 comment:

  1. I bet you loved sharing the toilets with the men! :D