Villa de Leyva

They say a change is as good as a holiday. So after a few days in Bogotá we vacated our cute little apartment and with Laura and Lee driving us, we headed out into the countryside to the north east towards Villa de Leyva, a beautiful colonial town with historic importance dating not just to…

Sunday in Bogotá

We had seen the enthusiasm of Bogotá’s cyclists the day before but we noticed Sunday was every bit as busy as we walked around Usaquen. We had enjoyed brunch with Laura’s family at a lovely restaurant. I had been surprised to see ‘Australian breakfast’ on the menu. And yes it included the inevitable smashed avocado…

Chingaza National Park hike

We were really pleased when Lee and Laura suggested a hike in Chingaza, one of Colombia’s National Parks within driving distance of Bogotá to the east. The night before we made some sandwiches to carry with us. It took a while to make our way out of the city because a lot of locals like…

Bogotá beginnings

Apart from ticking off the Galápagos Islands and Chilean Patagonia from our travel list the main reason we had come to South America was to catch up with our son Lee and his girlfriend Laura in her home city of Bogotá in Colombia. We arrived after dark and were met by Lee and Laura. From…