Thanks to the help of Luz, the lovely Colombian tour guide I chanced upon meeting in the airport, I had an absolutely wonderful stopover in Bogotá. Despite my very limited timeframe, I still managed to get out of the airport and have a good look around. Our tour took me through Candelaría, past the Gold Museum, the Capitolio – we even managed to squeeze in a wander around Bolivar Square, taking in the sheer majesty of the cathedral and justice buildings.
My tour with Luz and Nicolas made me realise just how little I knew about Colombia and the tumultuous history of the region. I’ll be cracking open the history books when I get home after this trip!