Karachi Photo Blog

Monday, February 28, 2011

The historic neighborhood of La Candelaria in Bogota.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Just outside the La Candelaria neighborhood in Bogota


Saturday, February 26, 2011

The last time I was in Bogota I was arrested at the airport by the Interpol, for entering Colombia without a transit visa. But that was then. This time I had my paperwork in order.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Es para usted, German

I could not find Gabo in Bogota. He (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) spends most of his time in Mexico City. But I met with German Escobar Escobar--yes, twice, indicating that he is Escobar both from his father's and mother's sides--at the Platypus Hostel in La Candelaria. German (pronounced Herman) Escobar has lived a life most world travelers would like to live--to be on the road for a decade or more, every time they take some time off. And would like to take a break of a decade or two in between the trips the way German does: by opening up a hostel for travelers.