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11. Posted by johnniewalker01 (Budding Member 17 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Hi folks!

I agree with you guys, Colombia is a nice country. I had some amazing experience there, working and visiting interesting places. Bogota has one of the most unique mix of culture, history and religion. I have visited many cathedrals but the one I liked it the most was...the church of Santa Barbara de Usaquen in Bogota. They offer a beautiful mass at noon, open for everyone ...I truly recommend it.

12. Posted by hummingbird500 (Budding Member 34 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Thanks again for the responses.

My flight gets in at 9:30 pm on March 2nd, so I'm going to get an Airbnb for a couple of days.... That church sounds interesting, and I would love to attend a mass there. I always try to spend some time in the local churches and cathedrals to appreciate the architecture and decor... So I'll definitely plan to stop by when I first get into the city!

I still haven't decided which job and city I'll choose. The national program is a more secure position but I am becoming really enticed with the thought of staying in Bogota... If I choose the program, I'll only have one week in Bogota starting March 3rd. But if I choose to stay in Bogota and pursue options there, then I'll make it my home!

Updates to come!


13. Posted by hummingbird500 (Budding Member 34 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Okay fellow travellers,

I finally figured out my plan, at least for a few months! I've decided to take on the position teaching in public school. I've been placed in beautiful Santa Marta. My first week is orientation... I'll have a free day in Bogota March 3rd and then all day orientation activities march 4-11. Even though I will be busy during the day, I still plan to go out and try to explore some of the city at night if I can...

After orientation I'll be heading to Santa Marta. I'll teach in a public school until June 30th. At that point, I can either renew my contract there, move to a different city, or quit the program entirely and go wherever I please. I'm so excited for the next few months and glad everything worked out in the end! I can't wait to visit the beaches in Taganga and explore Tayrona national park!

Thanks for all your help and suggestions... really looking forward to my time in Colombia!



14. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 1022 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Santa Marta!! Good Choice! Very nice little town! You're really going to like it there! Just over the hill is a great diving spot called Taganga. The town has everything you could ever want and great people. It's not the oldest town in Colombia, so you'll have to visit Carta to see things....But damn, I envy you. I really liked Santa Marta. A bring tears to your eyes sunset every night.

Screw it, I'm buying a ticket back to Carta.

Best of luck. I really think you made the right choice.

[ Edit: Edited on 25-Feb-2018, at 18:16 by Piecar ]

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