Our last breakfast at the Hotel Caribe this morning – I took some photos of us eating by the pool. After breakfast we headed down to say goodbye to the Tamarin, and on the way we discovered they have a resident three-toed sloth at the hotel too! I’ve never seen one up close before, he was crawling across the ground very slowly (they can’t stand on all four legs, so have to drag themselves). We also went around to say goodbye to their monkeys and the Macaws.
We finished packing our bags and checked out around midday – heading to the airport in a taxi. We nearly didn’t make it, the taxi developed engine problems about halfway there and the driver nearly had to stop and get us a new taxi. Fortunately he managed to nurse the car as far as the airport, so we made it in plenty of time. After checking in we wandered around for a bit before heading to our gate. Andres made plenty of new friends again, we were the center of attention at the waiting lounge!
The flight was pretty uneventful – about the same length as a flight from Sydney to Melbourne, so not too troublesome. We arrived in Bogota and caught a taxi to the hotel. They have a good system for taxis at the domestic airport in Bogota – we went to the taxi ticket office and told them where we were headed – they punched the address into their computer and printed out details including a price for the trip, which we later handed to the driver. This is to avoid people getting ripped off by the drivers – the price is set up front so you know exactly how much to pay.
We stayed at the Hotel Halifax once more – even thought it would have been more convenient to stay at a hotel closer to the airport, the Halifax is at least familiar – we know where everything is, we know there’s a good supermarket just around the corner, we know we can sterilise the bottles easily, and we know we can get good meals there. Of course, there was also the little thing that we had left two of our bags there in storage when we went to Cartagena!
They gave us the same room we had last time – I don’t think they even changed anything (other than fresh linen). After a quick trip around to the supermarket for supplies, we spent the evening re-organising the bags and repacking them to distribute the weight more evently. Leanne did most of the organising, I did the tricky packing bits squeezing clothes into the backpacks and other bits and pieces like steriling the bottles.
Tweets from today
- back sterilising bottles again while wife organises the bags ready for me to pack later
- 20th June, 2009 8:36 PM from TweetDeck
- back at the Hotel Halifax in Bogota – in the same room too – looks like they just left everything the same for us. Very early start tomorrow
- 20th June, 2009 4:49 PM from TweetDeck