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Matt meets Colombia

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This is just a small taste of Matt's trip to visit me in Bogota. I will write more when we return to the States, but here are some pictures.

Here is Matt in front of Bogota's main cathedral.

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This is our lunch on the first day. Ajiaco (Colombian chicken soup) and Cazuela de Frijoles (soup with beans), accompanied by rice, avocado, and passion fruit juice.

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We also visited the art museum downtown which features art mainly from Colombia's own Fernando Botero. Here is his version of the Mona Lisa.

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That day we also visited Monserrate which is a cathedral on top of the mountain. After arriving to the top from a cable car you can see almost the entire city.

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We ended our first (very busy) day by traveling to a nearby town called La Calera with some Colombian friends. The five of us shared a huge tray of typical Colombian foods (mostly meat, but also with plantains, potatoes, corn, arepas, salsa, and refajo (a mixture of beer and soda)). The food was delicious and accompanied by a beautiful view of the mountains.

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Finally, on the way home from La Calera, we stopped for another view of the city, this time at night.

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The rest of the week has been spent trying new foods, visiting my school, visiting Usaquen (a part of the city that used to be it's own town that now has a great Sunday market), and enjoying each other's company. I will be home for good in two days, so stay tuned for more updates!

Posted by AmyLynn 15:25 Archived in Colombia Tagged living_abroad

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