Scenes of Bogotá.
Skyline from where I was working:
From a youth home that gorgeously overlooks the city spread out below it.
The youth home in the hills.
This next one is taken through a (not very clean) taxi window. Sorry for the poor quality. Apparently there had been some shooting in this neighborhood a few days before, and the army was stationed around the area to prevent further violence. I thought the image of the soldier next to the child was quite ironic.
The same barrio (neighborhood) from across the ravine.
Once we got in the barrio, the taxi driver told me to put away my camera. “D0n’t give them a reason to start shooting,” he said. Actually he said, “No le da la papaya.” That apparently means “give them a reason.” So, note 1 for visitors to Colombia: papaya=reason. Ok.
We fit five people into these tiny taxis, which were everywhere, regularly.
Homes in the Chapinero neighborhood.
People were always out on thee street, no matter what time of day. These were taken in the morning.
I really loved the brick and the old architecture. Plumbing is a nightmare, I’m sure.
They are serious about security here.
I think this was an embassy, or a club or something.
The oldest church in Bogotá, late in the afternoon.
And right in front of the church:
One of Colombia’s best inventions: arequipe. It’s kind of like caramel, but do you notice how they eat it with a spoon out of a mini yogurt container? My kind of snack. Yum. I brought back a six pack.
Dinner with friends, including ice cream with MORE arequipe.