Category Archives: Bogota and Surroundings

Amazing Weekend in Tobia!

We had an amazing long weekend in Tobia, a small town famous for “extreme sports” (rafting, canyoning, rapelling, horseback riding, canopying) about an hour and a half drive from our house in Chia (and 2 hours from Bogota). The weather was … Continue reading

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Llanos – Day 9 – Going Back Home

All good things come to an end and so it is with this trip. We packed up or things this morning, took a dip in the pool and hot the road to get back home to Bogota! This trip was … Continue reading

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Llanos – Day 8 – Finca near Villavicencio

Today we got a relatively early start to make it Parque los Ocarros before driving to our friends’ finca for lunch. The Parque, set amidst tropical forest,  is basically a rehabilitation center/zoo for animals found in the Llanos. The kids … Continue reading

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Llanos – Day 7 – Villavicencio

Today was my husband’s birthday and it rained all day. We scrapped our plans to go to Los Ocarros, a nearby natural park, and instead spent most of the day lying in the hammocks and reading. We did get out for … Continue reading

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Llanos – Day 6 – near Villavicencio

We spent the morning laying in the hammocks reading and swimming in the pool. I can get used to this! When we got tired of laying around, the older girls and I went on a fantastic horseback ride. We waded knee … Continue reading

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Llanos – Day 5 – off to Villavicencio

Today, we were finally able to get into the slow rhythm of this vacation and relax fully. I was really starting to enjoy it as we spent yet another lazy day by the pool. Heaven! At 2 pm, we reluctantly … Continue reading

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Llanos – Days 3 and 4 – Chiiling by the pool

I woke up feeling rather crappy after throwing up the night before. I think it was from all the fried food. There is only so much pasta, fried fish, fried chicken and fried potatoes I can eat before my body … Continue reading

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