Ambassador's Residence, Bogota, Colombia
11.01.2012 - 12.01.2012 66 °F
It is very nice here! Too nice to explain right now, I will have to upload some pictures, and have more time to write. The trip down went smoothly, a slight scare when Delta warned us we may be denied entry without proof of onward travel but Colombian customs officials weren't concerned. Bogota is big! Like 9 million people big and quite modern. At 8600 feet though its not hot, highs around 70 and lows around 50 most of the time and rains often and sporadically we hear. Just a few random drizzles on us so far. Being a guest at the Ambassador's house is amazing, like a guest at the nicest vacation resort I can imagine, except friendlier and more real somehow. Fundamentally it is a families home, currently the McKinley's for a three year post (standard length for ambassadors) and my friend Claire has been here for her Christmas vacation from Mary Washington. Claire and her family have been very kind and hospitable to us and it is great to orient ourselves here and see what we can of Bogota with a friend to guide us before we venture out into the country.