Colombia

What a fantastic country! I miss it so much! I would love to go again! People are SO nice! Shame there is a safety issue otherwise it would be a major touristic destination for sure.

Humberto and Jesus, for years, teased me about Colombia, they thought I was too much attracted by this bizarre country (as opposed to their lovely Mexico!).

In 2007, eventually, they discovered Bogota and Cartagena and fell as well ! Since then, I am sure they have been more times than I have !! jajajaj

1st impression : Que Español tan castizo! I never heard any insult and slang in the streets, people talk proper Spanish and are elegant

Bogota is a green city, the altitud gives a strange flavour to the city, a kind of a fog between contamination and atmosphere.

Pico y Placa, another funny thing about Bogota, Europeans did not invent anything, Bogota had it before, it has been on for years and it works!! Depending on your registration number, you drive on certain hours during the week.

There are Bicycle days as well, and so many other things

La Bandeja paisa, el ajiaco, not really light meals, but so tasty, having a lunch at Andrés Carne de Res, dance, having an evening of food, drinks and chats at Sassoon

Going to the hairdresser at 06h00 in the morning, what a luxe, an army of hands takes ownership of you and you get manucure, pedicure, coffee or hierbabuena tea, massage, haircut, color, all of this with pleasant people and for the cost of a hairblow in europe….

I remember the hotel I used to stay at, the Rosales Plaza, the employees were fantastic, there was a young lady at breakfast. She would remember from one stay to the other that I loved the physalis jam, she would always keep some for me, there was this waiter who would always wait for me in the afternoon and bring me a pot of coffee in the room at 5.00 to relax after work because he knew I enjoyed Colombian coffee. This made me feel at home