I have been to Bogota twice. Once for a medical conference and once for a bike trip with the vendor Redspokes. Our bike group pictured below 

The bike trip was a 470 mile bike adventure starting from Medellin and ending in Bogota. Please see the bike trip Colombia for more information.   Some of the post is from this trip and some from the first trip .  Bogata Columbia below.  It is know for its graffiti and the town is proud if it.  Here is some of the art below


We also visited the salt mine (Not my photo) mine is below


for a funeral of a military officer that was killed by a FARC member on my first visit (Below photo is not mine) 

And dined at the famous eatery, Andre Carne Rais where the people dressed up as ghouls below

Bogata was filled with museums and we visited the Gold museum the first time (not my photo mine are below)  

and the town had many sites to see .  historic buildings below from this trip 


Sights around town below 

The first time I went there for a Medical converence.  


I attended as I am wilderness certified!! We stayed in the hotel that was owned by the Columbian Military.   It was top notch, photo below was shot from our hotel below.


 While there Stan gave speaches on malignecies and dermatology.  The big Pharma industries hired some young attractive young ladies below.

I am certain sales increased with young ladies like those above.

While visiting we went to dinner and had drinks at Andre Carne De Res below.



It was an awesome place and the staff was dressed in demonic masks  -very cool.  Andres Carne de Rais is the best for food and lets host a party in the Salt mine.


The Salt mine I am talking about (above) is called Cathedral de Sal se Zipaquara.  wow there is an entire Cathedral way down under the ground through solid Salt.  There was a service there when I visited the place for the Military as some of its members had died fighting the FARC. There were reflecting pools and it is worth visiting.

We also visitied the Gold Museum and that was really cool as it held artistic gold pieces from pre-columbia times.  We also participated in a marathon (did nto run it but got into it) and our hosts had a cocktail party in our honor. =COOL




We also walked the town

and saw many cool things including

 am most greatful to our hosts they are wonderful doctors and I greatly appreciate the hospiltality.


It was incredible seeing the night marathon and the food was scrumptious at the cocktail party- thank you very much- el mucho Gusto Y Roberto travers a sus ordenez.  Wanted to interview FARC but it did not happen.  thankfully they are in decline.

Thank you Stan. Ron your friends do not compare to ours!!!!