So my time in Colombia has come to an end and tomorrow we leave for Sweden.
The last few weeks in Colombia, I have been at the country side, near the town Garzon and I compare my time in Garzon as a rehab. Why you may think and the reasons is me being far away from the civilisation, Internet and people that can speak English. But I must say that the countryside (or as I called it, the jungle, it was actually only 5km from the nearest town) and the house I lived in was truly magical and relaxing. The villa had a huge garden with beautiful exotic flowers in all different colours, shape and trees with fruits ready to be picked! From the beginning it felt really good to be near the nature (which I’m not used) and when I wasn’t working, I was hanging by the pool sunbathing, reading novels or walking in the small river just by the villa.
But even the paradise feels ordinary after some time and I must admit, after about a week, I was seriously start to freak out. The city girl inside me couldn’t enjoy the magical nature anymore and all I could think about was to be in the city. The jungle felt like a prison and the key to my freedom was to be charming and sweet talk to someone at the villa so they could drive me to Garzon. Anyways It felt amazing after being trapped in a 10 hours bumpy ride ( I honestly nearly fell off my chair a few times) to Bogota, Colombia’s capital city. Today me and Caroline (my co-worker) hired a taximan who drove us around Bogota and finally we were able to ” Do Bogota”. We visited some historical places like Candelaria. We also enjoyed strolling around at Fernando Botero museum (I think that was the name of the museum) and afterwards, we went shopping! Here is some pics of today activities. Bye for now ;)
MILAN DAY 2- SHOPPING
The first shopping day in Milan started in 10 Corso Como, a hyper cool store which contains designer clothes, music, art, photography etc. You can find very cool and fashionables cloths, bags, shoes, jewelry and much more from different designers at 10 Corso Como. I was not allowed to take any pics from the inside of the store but trust my words, the inside was very magical and now its sales time. ¬†We also visited the outlet, which by the way is very easy to miss ¬†because there are no signs. I have taken a pic from the outside of the outlet to show you how difficult it is to find the entrance. 10 Corso Como is a MUST if you are in Milan. And don’t miss 10 Corso Como¬īs restaurant that is very busy during summer nights.
After a being at 10 Corso Como outlet, we walked to China Town and had a quick bite to eat and headed to the shops. I was in trans when I entered the jewelry shops in China Town. Here you can find amazing and very cheap jewelries and accessorize. Karl and I went bananas and got 6 pair of sunglasses for only¬†‚ā¨10. I didn’t buy any jewelries but I¬īm definitely gonna do it before leaving Milan. And don’t miss the tasty and also cheap restaurants (a¬†meal costs around ‚ā¨4)¬†in China Town, but the staff can’t speak any english so it’s a little bit of gamble what food to order, we excitedly ordered a meal that we thought was chicken file, but it was chicken skin!!
After China town, we went to ilsalvagente, a two floor outlet and here you can find branded clothes, bags, shoes, belts etc at a very reasonable price. Now there is a sale so if you are in Milan, DONT MISS ILSALVAGENTE!
Have to rush now, new adventures are waiting for me!! See you!!
L’isola del Cinema- RomeDuring my vacation in Rome, an open air¬†film festival in the Tiber Island called L’isola del Cinema was organised.¬†This film festival is only during the summer,¬†from the 18th of June to the 30th of September .This event¬†is not only about films, a lot of¬†restaurants, bars and different stands are being build around the River Tiber to attract more visitors.The restaurants during this event is a mixture of different cultures and countries, you can eat italian, arabic or english, the choice is yours! The atmosphere is amazing, specially during evenings where a lot of people gather to eat and music is played at the different restaurants /bars. This open air film festival attracts lots of people, from young to old , tourists and of course locals and the entrance is mostly ¬†for free. Why not eat italian for dinner, smoke shisha afterwards and drink english beer at the same place.