At last the long awaited trip across the Darien Gap to South America. We landed here after a pleasant though slightly turbulent 1hour 30-minute flight and breezed thru Immigration and Customs.
After an Indy style cab ride we arrived at our hotel in the old city or Candaleria district of Bogota. The hotel Ambar we had booked into had just updated their computer system and had mistakenly double booked the entire hotel. No worries we easily moved for 1 night to a close by hotel and settled in.
After the heat and humidity of Panama the 20 degrees at the altitude of 2625 m was a refreshing change, though walking up hill was a bit more strenuous than usual.
Exploring the area we headed up the Eje Ambital towards the east and the mountains to take the Funicular up the steep mountainside to the Cerro de Monserrate at 3127 meters. The train goes up the hill passing the other coming down at about the half way mark and then goes thru a tunnel.
The view from the top is panoramic of the entire city. There is of course a church at the top as well.They have on display the old trains that look a bit sketchy.
For more check out our ADV Rider Ride report