I had settled in here in Bogota at a hotel in the socalled Finance area, a nice area with bouquet bars and restaurants. Having a meal at 4pm, I had to stay inside, because it was a heavy thunderstorm. As I was watching the lighting strike just outside my restaurant widow panorame view, I counted half a second between the lighting strike and the thunders, which means approx 150 meters, i.e. 500 feet. Pretty close. I also understood why the sidewalks in Bogota are so elevated, the streets were flooded by water like 15 cm high i.e. half a foot, never seen anything like it before.
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Museo Botero was the first stop of my Bogotá tourist walk on Thursday March 10, the day of the Stones show. I left my hotel at noon, and in order to get more time for walking new areas, I took a taxi to the Museo Botero, some 8 km i.e. 5 miles from my hotel. Taxi is cheap in Bogotá, with typical price 10,000 peso i.e. US $3. I had a plan of walking the city in the tourist area, i.e. the cultural area as I found out, then I would just walk around and head home eventually.
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My flight to Bogotá Colombia left at 11:05am, so I had to leave my hotel by 8am. The flight took three hours, and with an hour in immigratiuon etc I was at my hotel by 4pm. Two hours later it was dark outside, so Bogotá is more east versus Lima, still on the same time zone.
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It is show day and I have already printed the boarding card for my next flight to Bogota. That is the sad part of the tour. When you go to the show you are already making preparations for the next city, and for leaving the current city soon. Anyway, I was in Lima, working hard on my deadline, to leave my hotel at 1:30pm, because I had early entrance. I had to be at the venue by 3pm.
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I fell in love with Lima Peru the same evening I arrived into town. How lucky I was to be staying at the Sheraton, right next to the street Jirón de la Unión. I had three different hotel bookings for Lima, did not know where to stay, but by luck I chose the area which was not Miraflores, but as I found out the most beautiful part of the city of Lima.
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I was in my taxi on my way from the airport in Lima to my hotel. It was 11am in the morning, as we had changed time zones and turned the clock back two hours vs. the East Coast of Brazil. Every driver in Lima is hunking their horn if something takes more than a second, so there is lots of hunking horns. Then I get blinded by the beauty of this blue church right outside my car window. The colour, the architecture, the little quiet park in front of it. So beautiful. I make a note of the address and walk back to see it. And I just have to go back every day and watch this beautiful building. This is Lima!
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The only direct Avianca flight from Porto Alegre Brazil to Lima Peru, as operated by Trans American Airlines, is scheduled for 6:25am. Very early morning! Normally I would travel just after noon, but direct flights are a must if you can. So I planned for a short night. And it got shorter than expected…
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It had been such a great weather in Porto Alegre Brazil since I arrived here on Sunday afternoon three days ago. Then on show day it got cloudy, and by 6pm, as I was about to go to the show half an hour away from the stadium, it started pouring down. A true rain shower. I had my poncho so no worries.
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The Rolling Stones in Cuba. It is confirmed. Finally. On Tuesday March 1, The Rolling Stones issued a press release stating they will be performing a free outdoor show at Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana, in Havana, Cuba.
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I have half an hour to walk to the stadium, and the same distance to walk to the center of the old town. Today Monday Feb. 29 is working day. I spend the day working in my hotel room. Boring at times, especially on tour, fun at home, but I must do it, as it pays for my bills and keep me on the tour. Then in the afternoon I take a break and walk to the city.
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