Monday, November 22, 2010
Day 4: Bogota Street Food Monday and Bandeja
But after that exhausting work, we needed more food. And of course I found my Colombian nirvana. Bandeja Vallencaucana. Good lord. You've been to the ubiquitous Tex-Mex joing in your town? You've ordered (or seen) the el Humongo combo that takes two plates? Yeah, they only need one plate here.
There were a few scraps of rice and beans left when I (with some help) was done with this typical Colombian lunch for laborers (lunch being the primary and largest meal of the day here).
You'll notice in the menu shot that this dish is made "with much love." Too true.
After this we were sluggish. But it's a vacation, so we didn't care if we weren't doing everything possible to see every scrap of the city. We rested. Walked to the Zona G, a three or four block spread of cafes and restaurants, sat outside and watched the rush hours pass us by, and then headed back to home base for a nightcap and a dessert (Bogota chain Crepes and Waffles around the corner from the hotel).
Tomorrow it's on to the Salt Cathedral and hour out of town and then an early night of packing so we can catch our flight to Barranquilla on Wednesday morning (we'll car from there to Cartagena and set up on the beach for Thanksgiving).
See you tomorrow happy readers. I've been told this makes some people hungry. I hope it makes more of you go see somewhere, anywhere really, you haven't seen before.