A while ago, I bought this beautiful chair in the Mercardo de las pulgas of the street 26. The flee market is open on Sundays and you can find all sorts of old things.
I decided to make a cushion for it and chose a nice fabric in Telas & Tonos street 77 with 14. They have so much choice! We got an old sewing machine from a friend of us and I think I will try to use it more! I need to practice a lot…
Merci Ghislaine pour l’aide.
Just discovered another lovely place in Bogotá, for craft.
Along the street 53, there are little shops (from carrera 14 to 20) where you can find different types of craft technics. They are selling the products done, or rough so you can paint it yourself and decorate as your taste. Most of the shops also have courses so they explain you how to do.
A lot of things, and a lot of ideas. That’s quite nice!
A couple of shops I took photos in:
A good walk to do from Bogotá. You can start in calle 71 with 7, and get to this beautiful footpath. In less than an hour, you are on the top and can see the whole city. You can even be lucky and see the snow top of the Nevado. This time, I wasn’t.
Some (the ones at 6.45) surely take less than half an hour to go up. They are running those bas*****!!!! …while I am suffering, having difficutlies breathing because of the altitude!
A very nice way to get away from the city. A link to know more about this kind of walk.
Yesterday, I tried to make jam (mermelada) with fruits we can find here in Colombia. I found this very good recipe to make Mermelada de uchuvas. And I had fun with the decoration.
Click here to get the recipe.
Olga Sofia Pérez is a Colombian cook who is working only with natural and organic ingredients. In her blog, she shares some more interesting recipes from Colombia. Very nice blog actually with very nice pictures. Yummy!
Please Londonians, go and see this exhibition happening right now in London: The Call of the Wild.
A ruana is a typical poncho from Colombia in cold places (high altitude).This one is made out of wool’s sheap. I have offered this one to my dad for Christmas. Ideal when it’s cold. At home. Like a body blanket. Like a body sheap.
Pablo Escobar in the novela (Colombian soap opera) is wearing this when he is staying in colder places than his hacienda. If you want to watch the whole serie, click here.
Gracias Marcela y Luis-Fe.
Zipaquirá is a town very close to Bogotá. It holds, they say, a “wonder of Colombia”, which is the Salt Cathedral. If you want to know about it, you can check it here. What I was interested in this trip was the village itself.
A colonial architecture with a good percentage of light green associated with a touch of orange tiles make the whole thing quite harmonious.
That was the last bit of Armenia…
…Well actually not really. I forgot to mention the oldest coffee machine of the region. It is located in the “bar del centro” in the village of Pijao. The guy who’s doing this is quite passionate about it and was proud to serve me a capuccino. Nice.