Sunday we rose early, collected our things, ate a substantial but somewhat awkward-seeming breakfast in the supermarket bakery, and headed in a taxi to BioParque Los Ocarros, a park-zoo hybrid housing many species local to the region. After visiting all of the creatures, we rented a paddleboat (or ''aquatic bicycle'') for a 20-minute cruise around the park's man-made lake. A bit sunburned and thirsty, we stopped outside the park for an enormous cholao and as much water as we could stand to make ourselves drink.
We headed to the other side of town for a hike, but after walking an hour we were still on paved roads and were beginning to feel the sunburn and the dehydration. We stopped for a lovely outdoor lunch on our way to the bus station and headed back to Bogotá.
This week my schedule has been light again, with professors canceling night classes once again and conversation clubs still not having started. I start my TEFL course Monday and am really excited about the syllabus, though the workload is a bit daunting.
I should know in ''a couple of weeks'' if I'm being selected as a Senior ETA with Fulbright Colombia for next academic year, and waiting on a response about a summer job with Putney Student Travel.
On Monday I completed four interviews for my social project and tried Laura's ex-housemate's newly opened coffee shop, which was delightful! I saw my coworker Jenny on Tuesday evening for coffee between classes and for the first time in ages. My friend Daniel introduced me to an Irish friend who was visiting in Bogotá, and I'll cross paths with her in Barranquilla during carnaval next weekend.
This weekend we'll be here in Bogotá, and potentially visiting the Salto de Tequendama near Bogotá.
Until next time!