The first day in Bogotá we stayed around the hotel area and relaxed. We booked a much needed 2 1/2 hour massage at Lotus Boutique Spa that Lucas gave me for Christmas. We sampled some local beer and some Colombian coffee before the spa to get us in the right mindset for our ultimate relaxation session, which was lovely.
Still a bit jet-lagged, we woke up early the next day and decided to try the popular graffiti tour. We jumped in the Uber that had the exact address to take us to. Forty minutes later he stops, points down the street and says it’s around there. We walked around confused and very tourist like, in a VERY local neighborhood. In our nice clothes, camera, and backpack, we stuck out like a sore thumb. With no internet, no map, and no Spanish, we desperately tried to find our way around. We asked multiple people were the park was, but no one seemed to know what we were talking about. They would point in the direction of a park, but it wasn’t the one we were supposed to meet the tour guides at, now 20 minutes ago. When we eventually found one person who could speak english, he told us we were far away from where we were supposed to be. We then grab a cab 45 minutes to where we were supposed to be and try to explore the street art ourselves.
After our exciting day, we move into our nice, Airbnb apartment and welcome Conner (Lucas´cousin), Jake, and Matt to Bogotá.