Tick, Tick, Tick…

Our time in Colombia is, unbelievably, nearing its end. Tomorrow we leave for Cartagena. When we get back, we will have just two more days in Bogota before we go back home. I feel like I am just starting get comfortable here and can finally find my way around the city. Isn’t that how it always happens? When we leave, the kids and I will have been here for a little less than a month which is not really enough time to get into a routine. Instead of freaking out that we are not occupied every minute of the day, I try to keep reminding myself that this is ok and actually preferred (by my children) during summer vacation. We have slept late, watched movies, tried new restaurants, played cards, eaten lots of ice cream and gone for many (too many, according to the kids) walks. 

I have, however, made sure that we actually remember that we are in another country and we have done a good job of seeing most of the sights. This week we went to the Gold Museum (Museo de Oro), Parque 93, Parque del Chicó and the Sunday flea market in Usequen. From a tourist perspective, there is not much left for us to do. But, it feels like there is still a lot to experience in Bogota and in Colombia.

(Gazing at gold. Note Sofia’s very stylish outfit.)

Although it has not been great for improving my Spanish, one of the best things about being in Bogota is how social we have been. I think we have socialized more here than we do at home! (Of course, having no schedule or other distractions makes this very easy.) Sean’s network of friends and colleagues in Bogota, plus those people we have met together have been so friendly and really fun. 

Short and sweet. Next post from Cartagena!

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