Warm Pizza, Hard Rock & Cool Friends

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Infamous LA/Las Vegas circle shot

 

WARM PIZZA, HARD ROCK & COOL FRIENDS

 

When making flight arrangements to travel from San José, Costa Rica to Lima, Peru, I was given a seven-hour layover in Bogotá, Colombia.

 

Since I was going from one two-day TravBuddy meetup to another, the way to pass the time in beautiful Bogotá was obvious. Let’s throw a TB shindig!

 

I arrived at the Bogotá International Airport and made it through immigration and customs by 3:15 p.

Luby & Hugo enjoy living in Bogotá
m. (15:15). Waiting for me outside were Idaly and her sister, Luby.

 

I must mention that these are two of the dearest and craziest gals I know. I still treasure the day I was at Luby’s home when Idaly was translating the lyrics in Spanish to a song Mark (TheOriginalMC) and I wrote titled, “You are my Underwear.”

 

YOU ARE MY UNDERWEAR

 

You stick with me through thick and thin

Riding around on my hind end.

No other friend can compare

For you are my underwear.

 

You are, you are, you are, ah ah

You are, you are, you are, ah ah

You are, you are, you are, ah ah

You are, you are, you are, ah ah

 

You are the underwear

Oh, you are my underwear

Oh, you are the underwear

I wanted to buy

And finally bought, finally bought, finally bought

With the nylon crotch.

Idaly helps James practice Spanish

 

You are the friend that helps me through

When I stinky go-go on you

When I stinky go-go on you

When we stinky go-go… go-go.

 

When I’m looking down at brown

I don’t mind a bit.

But I get terribly upset

When I’m looking down at…

 

You are the underwear

Oh, you are my underwear

Oh, you are the underwear

I wanted to buy

And finally bought, finally bought, finally bought

Finally bought, finally bought, finally bought, finally bought

With the nylon crotch.

 

Before we could get out all the words, everyone in the house was doubled-up on the floor in laughter, including their mother.

 

Needless to say, we had a wonderful time yakking and catching up on old times and current situations.

Yasmin & I chat about N. Carolina
Our chuckles and conversation made driving through Bogotá during rush hour traffic a joy.

 

Thanks to Hugo’s planning and follow through, we met at Bogotá Beer Company in Parque de la 93 at 4:00 p.m. (16:00). Parque de la 93 is an upscale park with an international feel. The area features unique restaurants, wonderful shops and a cinema.

 

We arrived a few minutes late and quickly found Hugo. He had staked out a great location inside BBC. Soon, we were joined by Yasmin and her friend, James.

 

OUR SIX ATTENDEES

1. hugo83 – Hugo,
Colombia
www.travbuddy.com/hugo83


2. Idaly – Bogotá, Colombia

Mark’s friend

 

3. James – North Carolina

Yasmin’s friend

 

4.

Gang enjoying pizza& drinks at BBC
Luby – Bogotá, Colombia

Mark’s friend


5. nurseyas – Yasmin, North Carolina,
US
www.travbuddy.com/nurseyas

6. travelman727 – Mark, Overland Park, Kansas,
US
www.travbuddy.com/travelman727

 

After visiting and enjoying a drink at this lovely place, James suggested we order pizza. Everyone quickly agreed. Our waitress said they only came in one small personal size. She indicated with her hands something resembling a Pizza Hut lunch four-slice pizza. We each decided to order our own.

 

We kept on chatting. I found out

  • Yasmin and James were in town to take Spanish language classes
  • Hugo was working in Bogotá as a web designer
  • Luby and Idaly were continuing to grow their women’s clothing business  

 

When the pizza came, we were surprised.

I'm in heaven with Luby & Idaly
Each of our promised small pizzas became delicious eight-slice mediums.

 

HEY, when in Bogotá, do as TravBuddies do – smile, eat un‘til your stuffed and pack up the rest. Even though everyone enjoyed their meal, we took out three boxes of leftovers.

 

Luby volunteered to drive us to the nearby Hard Rock Café. As the photos show, we had a ball squeezing all six of us into her car. The marvelous madness of the journey is something I’ll never forget. 
       

Reaching Hard Rock Café, we all became little kids. Yasmin and James dived into the souvenir store looking for “hot” Tshirts with Hugo helping them out and watching in amazement. At the same time, Idaly, Luby and I befriended our waitress, Carla. We giggled, snapped pictures and pretended we were rock stars. Later, everyone joined up and took our final group photos, including the infamous L.A./Las Vegas circle shots.

 

The clock on the wall told the story. Time may have shut down this wonderful party way to early… but time was also kind to create this wonderful opportunity to catch up with tremendous old friends and meet terrific new ones.

 

Luby and Idaly graciously took me back to the airport and escorted me as far as they could. As I boarded the plane heading to Lima, I made myself a promise: I will return to Bogotá soon. J

joniann says:
It looks fun
Posted on: Oct 02, 2008
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Infamous LA/Las Vegas circle shot
Infamous LA/Las Vegas circle shot
Luby & Hugo enjoy living in Bogotá
Luby & Hugo enjoy living in Bogotá
Idaly helps James practice Spanish
Idaly helps James practice Spanish
Yasmin & I chat about N. Carolina
Yasmin & I chat about N. Carolina
Gang enjoying pizza& drinks at BBC
Gang enjoying pizza& drinks at BBC
Im in heaven with Luby & Idaly
I'm in heaven with Luby & Idaly
Bogotá Beer Co. at Parque de la 93
Bogotá Beer Co. at Parque de la 93
BBC - Bogotás popular brewhouse
BBC - Bogotá's popular brewhouse
Friends enjoy froth, food & fun
Friends enjoy froth, food & fun
Luby humors el gringo loco
Luby humors el gringo loco
Each of us orders a small pizza
Each of us orders a small pizza
Small pizzas are HUGE
'Small' pizzas are HUGE
Yasmin-Hugo-Luby-Me-Idaly show size
Yasmin-Hugo-Luby-Me-Idaly show size
Yasmin, James & Hugo leave w/smiles
Yasmin, James & Hugo leave w/smiles
After dinner, All 6 into Lubys car
After dinner, All 6 into Luby's car
Crowded, crazy pals enjoy ride
Crowded, crazy pals enjoy ride
Yasmin first out of the back seat
Yasmin first out of the back seat
Hugo is the next to disembark
Hugo is the next to disembark
James pops out as number three
James pops out as number three
Last of 4, Idaly can finally leave
Last of 4, Idaly can finally leave
Hugo carries our BBC leftover pizza
Hugo carries our BBC leftover pizza
Lets rock out at Hard Rock Cafe
Let's rock out at Hard Rock Cafe
Yasmin & James ready to buy Tshirts
Yasmin & James ready to buy Tshirts
Hugo & Luby ride mall escalator
Hugo & Luby ride mall escalator
Dinner at BBC, now Hard Rock time
Dinner at BBC, now Hard Rock time
Hard Rock Cafe shop-so many choices
Hard Rock Cafe shop-so many choices
Yasmin & James go wild-Hugo watches
Yasmin & James go wild-Hugo watches
Our new trio - Beauties & the Beast
Our new trio - Beauties & the Beast
Idaly, Carla (our waitress) & Luby
Idaly, Carla (our waitress) & Luby
Carla & I show off our nametags
Carla & I show off our nametags
Yasmin-Luby-Idaly-James-Me-Hugo
Yasmin-Luby-Idaly-James-Me-Hugo
Luby & Idaly take me to the airport
Luby & Idaly take me to the airport
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