Tuesday, August 3, 2010

La Calera

La Calera is actually it's own pueblo outside of Bogota, but it's also the name of the mountain that you can drive up to get really good views of the city. It's very popular at night, where friends park there cars, play music and celebrate - but there are also restaurants and vendedores that sell Canelaso, a type of hot tea, or any kind of snacks you could want...Here are some pics from last Sunday!


Refajo is a mix of the two beverages above: Colombiana, a type of soda, and beer like Poker or Aguila...it's really good.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mi Conejito!

Just another pic of my Conejito or "Little Bunny". Coco's ears are so big, when they're both sticking up he looks like a little bunny rabbit, and he likes to hop around, so it's just all too cute!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Feliz Cumpleaños Colombia!

Today is Colombia's Independence Day and this year is the 200th Anniversary. So it's a really big day here with lots of celebrations going on around the country - including a concert with Juanes tonight in Medellin!

But this morning in Bogota, Uribe and some other government officials opened a 100 year old time capsule that had been filled and locked back in 1910! Included in the vault were -

Lots of pictures - of the governers, plans of Bogota, monuments and other notable areas of the city and a panoramic of Bogota. The lyrics and music from the 'Himno Nacional', and the "Acta de Independencia Nacional", along with 32 other documents.

Happy Birthday Colombia!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Is there something wrong with this picture?

In Bogota, the answer is NO. People "drive" their horse and buggy around all the time.

The government is in the process of outlawing it because of animal cruelty (the horses all look very old - it's really sad :( and because the horses go much slower than cars, obviously, and it REALLY backs up traffic.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Here are some spanish tongue-twisters if you need help with pronunciation :)

Tres tristes tigres tomaban
trago en tres tristes tazas.

R con R cigarro
R con R barril
Rapido ruedan los carros en el ferrocarril

El cielo esta encapotado
Quien lo desencapotará?
Quien lo desencapotare
Buen desencapotador será.