Gigantic ANTS on a Steak served in Largest Underground Cathedral ner the Capital (Bogota, Zipaquira, Villa de Leyva, San Gil, Barichara, Guane)


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January 10th 2011
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The biggest lock We've seen
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(slovenska verzija spodaj)

After Cali our path continued to the capital of Colombia - Bogota where we stayed only one day. The night bus from Cali arrived early (5h in the morning), so we looked for a hostel and had a chance to see the city with almost nobody on the streets and the sunlight that colored the old buildings was really magic. We strolled through the old center of "La Candelaria", visited the famous "Museo de Oro" - museum of gold, where you can see all the treasures of Colombia. Bogotá's charm is that at each step, you can find someone who sells fresh fruit, so you never run out of vitamins (moms will be happy, hehe). The afternoon in Bogota was reserved for shopping, because Anja was getting mayor shoping crisis. After 3 hours of shopping we left empty-handed (and Anja was in a very bad mood😊)

Next day we headed to Zipaquira, which is the No.1 attraction in Colombia - salt mine with its famous cathedral in the mine. We took a tour of the mine and its 12 chambers and then explored deeper along the trenches. Uros had also the opportunity to light up the dynamite (see picture), and blow up a good portion of the passage😊) In the afternoon we were off to Villa de Leyva, which is known for the largest plaza for its size. We settled into the hostel and then immediately sat down in cafe on the market with fresh squeezed shake in-hand😊!
Next day we went around to the FLINSTONES house (Casa del Barro), then to the Parque de Arcehologico Villa de Leyva (more or less boring) and then to El fosil (dinosaur fossil found at this site plus many other smaller fossils) and in the end to the Pozos Azules (Blue Lakes, which are more green than blue). In the evening, another great dinner.
Second day we set off to the nearby village of Santa Sofia and from there on to Paseo de Angeles and El Hayal waterfall. On the way we hitchhiked one car with a very friendly family - we were loaded into the trunk and we were adopted for the day. We were lucky because they had same plan like us.

Next place was San Gil, with very entertaining main square, where in the evening all the young and
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Breakfast in the morning
old gathers and you can drink, eat and sing! We made a trip to Barichara and along the Camino Real to Guane - great path that was build by indigenous people more than a century ago. On the way back we stopped in Barichara and had the best steak we had ever eaten and it was sprinkled - Crunchy gigantic ANTS! 😊)) Very tasty!

Days go by very quickly, so we're back in Santa Marta and tomorrow we'll try to find the lost city! ...

We'll let you know in the next blog if we found it! Until then....

Saludos

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(slovenska verzija)

Po Caliju se je najina pot nadaljevala skozi glavno mesto Kolumbije - Bogoto, kjer sva si vzela samo en dan, ker imava tako ali tako let nazaj iz Bogote. Z nocnim busom iz Calija sva prisla ze zeloo zgodaj (5h zjutraj), tako da sva si posikala hostel ter imela priloznost videti mesto, ko ni na ulicah skoraj nikogar in je svetloba, ki obliva stare stavbe res magicna. Sprehodila sva se po starem centru "La Candelaria", si ogledala znameniti "Mueso de Oro" - muzej zlata, kjer so na ogled vsi zakladi Kolumbije
Barichara - Ants & steakBarichara - Ants & steakBarichara - Ants & steak

Best stake I've ever had
- in to razstavljeni na prav zanimiv nacin! Car Bogote je tudi, da lahko na vsakem koraku najdes nekoga, ki prodaja sveze sadje, tako da vitaminov nikoli ne zmanjka (mame bodo zadovoljne, hehe). Popoldne v Bogoti sva si pa rezervirala za shoping, ker je imela Anja ze tezko abstinencno krizo (morava reci, da stvari, ki jih prodajajo v Kolumbiji niso za nikamor - se ene majce si ne mores kupiti - ali so 2x drazje kot pri nas ali pa pac grozne). Po 3 urnem shopingu sva potrdila zgornj tezo v oklepajih in odsla domov praznih rok (in Anja zelo slabe volje😊)

Drugi dan sva se pa ze odpravila proti Zipaquira, kjer je No.1 znamenitost Kolumbije - rudnik soli z znamenito katedralo v rudniku. Vzela sva turo po rudniku in njenih 12 sobanah ter se nato se dodatno odpravilo globje po rovih in tudi sama zakopala v sol. Uros je imel tudi cast prizgati dinamit (glej sliko) in razstreliti dober del rova 😊) No popoldne po rudniko sva pa ze hitela naprej proti Villa de Leyva, ki je znana po tem, da ima najvecji glavni trg glede na svojo velikost (trg je res smesno velik - glej panoramo). Naselila
Santa Sofia & Paseo de AngelSanta Sofia & Paseo de AngelSanta Sofia & Paseo de Angel

Some parts you really need wings!!!
sva se v hostlu in takoj zatem ze sedela v barcku na trgu z sveze stisnejnim shake-om v roki 😊!

Okrog Villa de Leyva je ogromno enih zadev za videti, tako da sva sla okoli najprej do hise KREMENCKOVIH (Casa del Barro), nato do Parque Arcehologico de Villa de Leyva (bolj ali manj brezveze), potem do El Fosil (Fosil dinozavra najdenega prav na tem mestu plus mnogo drugih manjsih fosilov - kar zanimivo) in na koncu do Pozos Azules (modra jezera, ki so bolj zelna kot modra). Zvecer pa se na super vecerjo. Drug dan sva se pa odravila do bliznje vasice Santa Sofia in od tam naprej do Paseo de Angeles in slapu El Hayal. Na poti sva zastopala en avto z zelo prijazno druzino - so naju nalozili v prtljaznik in ze sva bila posvojena za cez dan. Sva imela sreco, ker so imeli plan videti tocno tak kot midva - zabavno.

Naslednje mesto je bil San Gil, z zelo zabavnim glavnim trgom, kjer se zvecer zberejo vsi mladi in stari in se ga pije, poje in je!! Naredila sva izlet do Barichara in od tam po Camino Real do Guane - super potka, ki so jo indogena ljudstva zgradila pred stoletji. Nazaj grede sva se ustavila se v Barichari in si privoscila najboljsi zrezek, ki sva ga do sedaj jedla in to posut z dodatkom - HRUSTLJAVIMI GIGANTSKIMI MRAVLJAMI!!! 😊)) Zelo okusno!!!

Dnevi minevajo zelo hitro, tako sva ze spet v Santa Marti, kjer jutri odrineva poiskati izgubljeno mesto!! ...

Sporociva v naslednjem blogu ce sva ga nasla!! Do takrat pa..

LP

Uros & Anja


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Great sunlight and nobody around
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Many faces many cultures
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Faces in the dark
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great exshibitions
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This little guy had the a room to himself
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Town square


11th January 2011
San Gil - Parque

jana hoče uhančke!
jst bi tuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuud take uhančke melaaaaaaaaaaaa - takih še nimam v zbirki :)
11th January 2011

guys!!!
guys how lucky you are!!!! i miss you both so much and i'm so jealous of your amazing trip!!!!!! by the way i found a job in madrid and i'm actually working right now. when do we meet each other? lots of kisses!!!! and keep your exploration in south america :)
11th January 2011
Zipaquira - salt mine

Great picture, days when the sky looks like that are made for photographers!
11th January 2011

dobis ce bos zlo pridna:) ce jih najdem se ene...mojih ti ne dam:P
11th January 2011

I know...if the sky is great the picture is great! Thanks for the nomination btw! cheeers
11th January 2011
Bogota - early morning

noro lepa
18th January 2011

hilarious shot of you two with, uh, the ROCK. :) great post, beautiful pictures

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