Published: August 9th 2007March 26th 2007
Sonia's favorite pub
They say sequals never live upto the original and one reason i don't like to visit the same place twice but i was drawn back to bogota and didn't regret it either. I spent the first day souvenier shopping as i hadn't bought one gift for my family yet... a combination of the fact that i am lazy, selfish and never think of others, a crap shopper, and the fact i am travelling and couldn't be arsed carting big ceramic pots and wooden carved grand father clocks all over south america.
so i thought i should finally actually buy something, there was a store that sold some para military stuff that looked really cool but it wasn't open the day i wanted to buy my stuff so i missed out. in the end i bought a aguadiente flask and a colombian t-shirt for myself... i really don't know where i am going to find these souveniers for everyone?
the next day i met up with sonia and we went out for lunch and some tomale... checked out the zona rosa and sonias favorite irish pub. at some point we had dinner at a fantastic pizza resturant near park noventa
can't spell tomale but it tastes ok
, somewhere in there we also had italian pasta in the zona rosa and went out for postres in crepes and waffles. To be honest i was all a big blur of two days eating and drinking. sonia made jokes telling me she was glad i was leaving because we would both probably put on 10 pounds each if i stayed.
she joined me on the way to the airport and we parted ways...
then whilst in the airport i missed a call from sonia so i went to look for a locutorio to ring back but the number stored on my phone was wrong or something and i didn't have much money or time to check it on the internet because the departure tax was like 70.000 pesos.
then i went through all the security checks and was waiting in the waiting room when the flight attendant said there was a problem and i had someones document and i had to go back to immigration... but then there was all this trouble trying to go back through all the security checks and i only had 30mins before the plane left then when they finally wouldn't let
the italian resturant on my last day in bogota
me through the last area and wouldn't call the immigration room to discuss what the problem was i had to go back through all the security checks again... i was the last one on the plane and i think i even held it up a bit but who cares!
then in my stop over in quito i still couldn't get in contact with sonia and i wasn't until i finally got to Buenos Aires 12 hours later that i managed to send a message.
after all that it turns out sonia lost her glasses in the taxi and she wanted to know if i picked them up. so aside for that little bit of craziness everything in colombia went really well. i will definately have to go back and head up to the north one day.
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