Calle Real or Carrera Sexta is born in Bolivar Square in the center of Salento just at the foot of the Cross. It is the street most visited by tourists because because the homes are all kept in very good condition (which is great for photos) and because it´s full of typical restaurants, bars, craft shops and inns.
Carrera Septima is one of the roads that runs from the city to the eastern hills. In the early twentieth century, the street now known as Septima was a passage that ran from Plaza de Bolivar to 22nd Street (Plaza de las Nieves), and was called Calle Real del Comercio. Urban life began to spring up along this axis: shops, restaurants, and more. Later, a tramline was added, connecting the business centre to the entire city. The street was the site of the fateful assassination of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, the event known as the Bogotazo. This street is filled with Colombian history and the history of Bogota, and today, it passes through different styles of architecture, making it a fascinating experience. Today it reaches the Caro, a town in the suburbs.
This is a monument dedicated to all those from Cartagena who died fighting (one reason why the city is also known as the Heroic City). It's also called the Walk of the Martyrs, and has great monuments with group busts of those who were executed by the "peacemaker" Pablo Morillo. There are two fountains at the beginning and end of the path, and two tablets inscribed with names. In the centre is a sculpture, donated by the ladies of the city, as a reminder of all those who died defending Cartagena de Indias.
Honda Tolima, a city located 150 kilometers from Bogota, is situated on the banks of the Magdalena River. The weather is warm and the people are friendly. It is an area of cobbled streets and colonial architecture. The marketplace (Gallery) offers a wide variety of fresh fruits and has a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere, which seems to magically transport you back in time.
The family of my grandmother was born in Boyacá, some in Tunja, the capital of Boyacá, and others in La Villa de Leyva. Since she went to "La Villa" a lot, my uncle a few years ago constructed their 2nd homes there. I try every time I go to Bogota, to spend a couple of days there and stay on his farm, those days are relaxing and spent with my family. The house has all the amenities of a hotel and in the afternoons we take a walk through its stone streets. Its cobbled streets makes you identify with the urban space in different ways stones are placed horizontally, requiring cars to decrease the speed while they drive through the village. The soil is horrible to walk around in with high heels and it is a appropriate time to go riding. It is not uncommon to see "cowboys" on their horses that are near the square when they come down and have a beer. It's funny because they usually walk around with jeans, a poncho and hat. There are many restaurants, offering the delights of the plateau, regional soups like the melting pot, the cuchuco, beef meats, and something special of the area is the sausage with arepa that can easily be bought in the broilers that are on the road. The mansions of the era are open to the public and in the rooms surrounding the central courtyard you can find shops and workshops where they exhibit and sell handicrafts, and you can sit and enjoy a local beer or juice. Getting to Villa de Leyva from the capital is not easy, and I say this is because of the condition of the roads where they even charge tolls, just ask Jano Montano.
It was a normal afternoon by the pool; fun and games with good friends. The sun began to set and we stayed by the pool, the sky begins to turn red, accompanied by a few rays. I was excited and took out my camera to take a photo of one of those beautiful rays until I got it and here is my sunset with a beautiful ray ....
This is the street situated opposite my house, taxis park there, and there is also a park, a couple of shops and there is quite a colorful and Latin vibe. I can honestly say that it is my favorite place because when I reached the street, I feel calm, at home.