Bogota, Colombia's capital

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Toilet roll holder on display in the Musee del Oro.

Well we spent about 20hrs on a coach from Santa Marta to arrive in Bogota.  Although longer, the experience was a whole lot calmer than our Cartagena to Santa Marta leg.  This confirmed what other people we'd spoken to had said.  Feeling more relaxed about the whole travelling around bit.

Bogota is at about 2,500 m and is a lot cooler than the north coast.  Trousers, jumpers and even coats required at points.  Bogota is quite a bustling city with some nice architecture in the south and numerous museums.  And you can still find a set menu for 4.500 pesos ($2.25), which includes soup, main, dessert and a drink.  We visited the Musee del Oro.  It appears every city has one of these, but this is the daddy.  Also went to a group of art museums; including the Fundacion Botero and a Andy Warhol exhibition.  We completed our day with a Chocolate Santa Ferena, which is a mug of hot chocolate, a warm bread roll and a slice of cheese.  Dip cheese in chocolate and eat.  Hmmm.... Apparently a Bogotan thing.  Not sure it'd take off back at home.

Could probably have spent longer here, but we've got to move on.  Manizales next stop.

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