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Bogotá - On the market

Both pictures are also taken on the Cerro de Monserrate.
On this summit you can find restaurants, cafeteria and souvenir shops. Certainly not fancy places that you find there but rather eateries and shops where the ordinary Bogotá worker is going to buy or eat.
On Sundays there are huge crowds. Most people are free and on that day the funicular offers everyone a price reduction.

Colombia is renowned for a wide variety of fruits and juices. The diversity of climates and agricultural areas, heights and ecology makes the country well suited for the production of fruit. As all of you know the most famous fruit from Colombia is coffee. More on that later.

The strangest thing I've eaten in the country were ants. In Bogotá street vendors sell ants in small packages. However, I ate them only once at restaurant, also in the capital in a restaurant that had different Colombian specialties on the menu.
I can’t say that they were really yummy, rather tasteless. But I thought I should try it anyway.
Generally I’ve eaten well in Colombia.

For travelers who aren’t too brave at restaurant (of course they are wrong), anywhere in the country you can find Italian restaurants.
Personally I think the best Italian food outside of Italy. I’ve always liked the Italian cuisine very much. It’s a mystery to me that even in small towns in Colombia you find these restaurants. I never heard that the country has attracted Italian immigrants and the chefs were clearly Colombian.

In the workshop a view of the long street with shops that starts at the Basílica del Seńor de Monserrate.

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