Monthly Archives: July 2010

Rain, rain and more rain!

It’s been a rainy week in Bogotá, following several rainy months, which isn’t great for the bike tour business. Colombia had suffered a drought, the fault of El Niño. But we’ve caught up since then – (Thank You Mother Nature!) … Continue reading

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Llamas

Lorenzo and Pachito, whom we often meet on bike tours, are friendly llamas who spend their days on San Victorino Plaza having their pictures taken with children. Since birth, Lorenzo has had a teeth problem, but he doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Going Guanabana!

Guanabanas are huge fruits whose juicy pulp is candy sweet which we often taste on our bike tours. You’ll see people pushing carts across Bogotá plazas with big tubs of white liquid and huge fruits – that’s guanabana! We often … Continue reading

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Edible ants!

On our bike tours, we usually taste some different stuff, and ants might be the most different of all. Every year about this time folks appear on the street selling hormigas culonas, literally big-assed ants. They’re salty and crunchy – … Continue reading

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Tejo Tour!

Occasionally, our bike tours include a gripping tejo match. Tejo is a traditional Colombian game in which players throw heavy iron disks at a clay cancha containing small envelopes filled with gundpowder. When the metal hits the envelope, the thing goes BANG! … Continue reading

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