Paloquemao

Do you folks want to know about the Paloquemao market in Bogotá, Colombia?  It was already covered pretty well here: http://seecolombia.travel/blog/2016/06/visit-paloquemao-market-in-bogota/.  Actually I thought that blog as a whole was great for Colombia travel.  Good thing, since that’s what it’s called.

Anyway, I went there, I thought it was ok.  Here’s a photo:

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I went on a Sunday morning, via taxi.  There was pretty much no traffic so it was easy to get there and, although I was a little concerned upon the drop-off, it was no problem getting back to Candelaria.  Man, did that taxi driver on the way back like to talk though. He really wanted to get deep into politics which I was not ready for–en español–on a Sunday morning.  Nice enough guy though.

I mean, it was definitely something to see, I don’t know if I would have spent a whole day there.  In fact, I know I would not have spent a whole day there.  Or even half a day.  But an hour, hour and-a-half was cool.  If I could have taken them home I would have bought so many flowers.

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I would not have bought a lot of these things, which tasted ok but just looked so gross on the inside: IMG_9142

I was told it’s a granadilla. Very cute on the outside though, but I neglected to take a photo. My bad.  At the time I didn’t know I had a blog to report to.

Bogotá

Greetings travelers:

I was in Bogotá and Santa Marta, Colombia during the first week of March, 2018.  I have some answers to questions I was frantically searching the internet about before I left.  Although I offer the following opinions, they are, of course, unique to my time and place and I cannot promise that you will have the same experience in your travels:

  • I didn’t feel unsafe.
  • I used Uber.
  • I took taxis off the street.
  • The general Bogotá outfit was jeans and/or leggings with a neutral-colored tops and light puffy jacket.
  • They were not checking for yellow fever vaccines for Santa Marta/PNN Tayrona.

Please drop a comment if this was helpful or if you would like more information.

-caro

 

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