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    Tourist NNCing in Bogota Colombia

    I have traveled to Bogota a couple of times for work in the last six months - the last time I stayed an extra day to take a bike tour. I took some pictures with the lownje in mind. Enjoy.

    The tour starts here -
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    And this is my crappy bike for the day
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    I am not 100% sure, but I think there are one or two too many headset spacers here. Also, seat was not level.
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    The guide said this was the first house in Bogota
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    random snapshots from along the way
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    These bikes are all over in the market we visited - used to cart stuff around
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    On the tour we stopped to play this game called Tejo. Kind of like cornhole, except you throw a 2 lb. hunk of steel at a clay trap, and the little white triangles are filled with gunpowder, extra points if there is an explosion and beer drinking is required. Full of awesome.
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    This is the Bogota bull fighting ring. The current mayor of Bogota is anti-bull fighting, so he had an ice skating rink installed, so no more bull fights.
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    This is a map of Colombia - very cool
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    Random graffiti
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    Botero statue
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    These kids performed a rap for us. looking for tips, but they were pretty good, and they got paid.
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    End of tour here
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    That is all. Do this if you find yourself in Bogota, its worth the 35,000 pesos.
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    Very cool.

    I thought there would be some gun battles, though
    "When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking."

    (Sir) Arthur Conan Doyle. Scientific American, January 18, 1896

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    cool, so how did you find this guide / tour service?
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    * posted by Creakybot 2013 all rights reserved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    Thanks for the link - I'll check it out.

    Here's the tour service - one of my coworkers found it first and suggested I try it out also - Bogota Bike Tours
    IHNIWID

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    Nice travelog.

    I now want to play Tejo and drink beer.

    I'll have to settle for just beer.

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    Cool stuff. Thanks.

    But I am puzzled by the "place of sh!t" on what looks like a memorial.

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