For over 2 weeks I had the luxury to finally be in Colombia and with my family there. And obviously, I couldn’t resist to take some pictures! The upcoming photos are taken in Bogotá which is the capital of Colombia. Among other things, I went to Monserrate with my uncle and his wife. It’s a nice day tour which starts with caching the train or the cable car up a mountain of almost 3152 m with the church of Monserrate on top of it which reveals a majestic view of Bogotá D.C. and some of its nature.
I also did some obligatory touristing with my aunt and cousings; to the National museum, the Gold Museum, & the viewpoint of La Calera. I have also tried some of Colombias traditional food, which I had really looked forward to. At monserrate for example we had a traditional treat ‘Cuajada con bocadillo’ which is a curd with sweet jelly made of the guava fruit. Since I loove fruit I ate a lot of it while being there, my sweet aunt that I stayed with served me breakfast every day usually with fruit like guanabana together with arepas, a type of corn bread/cake normally served with cheese – delicious!
I watched a few games of the Centennial Copa America (soccer) with family and friends at the local bars – cheering for Colombia obviously even though I am not a huge fan of watching soccer on a daily basis, but it was acutally fun!
The time I had in Colombia went by way too fast, and soon it was time for me to say goodbye to them aswell and catch the plane back home to Sweden. I feel so grateful for having gotten to get to learn more about my heritage, and my family treated me so well. After over 4 months abroad, it surely feels strange to be back in Stockholm, but also very very nice. I know I’ll be back in South America in the near future to keep dicovering my roots. For now, I plan to enjoy the beautiful Swedish summer to the fullest, catching up with missed family & friends and taking pictures!