So, I had my first breakfast in Colombia. It was quite good and more Importantly people did not mind sharing a table.
After breakfast, I headed out with the intention of taking a tour of Bogota by bicycle. Unfortunately I got lost and had to be rescued by two well dressed gentlemen
After finding the place, I struggled with my action camera so I missed the first few moments of the ride. The camera quickly ran out of battery power. I am going to charge it more thoroughly.
The bike tour was awesome. On two wheels is a great way to see a city. It’s a great way to see anywhere.
It wasn’t just a bike tour. We got lots of history, visited the rich and less rich neighborhoods, tried some Colombian fruit at the market (delicious!), played a game that involved throwing heavy lead weights at sand targets rigged with firecrackers, and visited a coffee shop.
After this I visited the Botero museum. Do yourself a favor and look him up after you finish reading this post. I went with a couple of people from the bike tour.
For the evening, I was scheduled to meet some Colombian students I had taught in Toronto. I met Luis first a before we met up with the others we went back to the museum because he wanted to show me his favorite piece of art. It was interesting to see someone else’s take on something.
Meeting my students was amazing. We went out for beer and pizza–both were delicious. However, the best thing was hearing about their lives since coming back to Colombia. It was also great to reminisce about their time in Toronto. Their experiences in my city changed their lives.