I had to pack for an 11-day trip, visiting three different climate zones. So "Big Green," my large suitcase on wheels -- how the Hades did people travel before suitcases became wheeled -- weighed a ton. The messenger bag was packed with my old school laptop, multiple electronic devices (many of which I will be able to use on this trip!), some books and emergency toiletries in case I'm stranded without a suitcase. (See, e.g., my post from a Holiday Inn Express near the Frankfurt Airport last October. So I over-packed and my bags were heavy.
I am here on the north side of beautiful Bogotá, staying at the Royal Park Metrotel is near, but not that near, the restaurant district:
|Royal Park MetroTel|
Bogotá is on a high plateau, with the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes walling in the city to the east. The mountains look impressive from my hotel, but not from this picture:
|Calle 74 street view|