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Bogota Street Art Tour

June 19, 2015
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Social problems, economic disparities, the good, the bad, grassroot movements, history, politics, and a mix of artistic expression is all splashed through the streets of Bogota in the form of graffiti. Upon landing to Bogota, your overwhelmed with tagging, graffiti, and street art on the majority of the city buildings and it gets even more concentrated closer to downtown. As for an interpretation to the art, fortunately, each day you have the opportunity to join Bogota’s Street Art Tour, and hear various narratives of Bogota and Colombian history as well as analysis of influential street artists work displayed through La…

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Colombia, South America

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

May 31, 2015
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Salt and God! In the small town of Zipaquira 90 minutes from Bogota is the spectacular underground Salt Cathedral. When salt deposits, industry and Catholic salt miners meet there’s only one option and that’s to create a sanctuary for the saints for protection for the days work. After a couple of decades an official project began and the Salt Cathedral was created with a dedication to the patron saint of the miners.   Today when you walk through the one-hour tour you are guided through a new Cathedral that was constructed in the 1990s. You walk through the 14 stations…

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Colombia, South America

Date 335/365- Rock climbing Suesca

June 29, 2015
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If it’s not enough to go down 20 meters into the ocean on one single breath we had to push ourselves up and this time more than 20 meters up in the form of rock climbing. An hour out of Bogota is the tranquil countryside setting of the small town Suesca. While there isn’t much to do in the town there are tons of rock to climb. Rocas de Suesca is a 4 kilometer mini mountain range comprised of sandstone rock. Welcome to the birthplace of Colombian rock climbing. Initially after a disappointing job interview in Bogota we were ready to move…

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