|Esmerelda -- a good Samaritan who cheerfully helped me at the airport|
Our apartment is very modern and has a doorman on duty 24/7.
|View from our tiny balcony|
|This steep spiral staircase would be dangerous navigating at night |
so Roger moved the Master Bedroom down from the loft.
I was surprised on my first walk with Roger to see how winded I got. Bogota is at 9,000 feet and there is definitely something to getting acclimatized to the elevation. The city is very cosmopolitan, so far much cleaner than other Latin American countries we've visited, and I have felt safe even when returning to the apartment in the dark last night.
Roger said the police are respected and people often give them a thumbs up when they see them. Today, while walking in an area with lots of stores and restaurants, I saw many officers with dogs who are apparently sniffing for bombs and drugs.
We were invited to lunch by the salesman, Mariano, and his family. The restaurant was huge and the waitress gave us a card that explained where the emergency exits were located. That was a first!
|Mariano and his wife Adriana|
|On the top floor of the restaurant, there is a place for children|
to see puppet shows, do crafts and get their faces painted!
|Laura -- Mariano and Adriana's granddaughter|
Another adventure begins!