Day 3 of Our Stay in Bogota

Today was a rather slow day, and was predominantly focussed around the discussion of whether or not it would be worthwhile staying in Colombia given the volatile situation in Ecuador. However, good news was filtering through and it seemed that the government was back in control, with the borders and airports being reopened. Indeed, contact with the British Embassy, KPMG and the university we will be visiting all independently confirmed that the situation was a lot calmer. On the back of these discussions, we made the decision to leave Bogota on Sunday morning.

The rest of the day was spent investigating odd behaviour on the car. While the car works perfectly when driving, we were a little mystified over some quite strange behaviour when starting up the car. On most occasions, the car starts up just fine, but sometimes it doesn’t, and it’s this inconsistency which caused us to be fiddling around until dinnertime. As you can see, the car doesn’t work or not work; it’s not as black and white as that as there are varying degrees of correct functionality! with the car still perfectly able to drive, we are not particularly concerned, but we are perfectionists and we want to know what’s going on!

Unfortunately, due to all of this we didn’t get to see certain things in Bogota that we really wanted to see. However, given how much we are all smitten with this city, we’ll be back soon enough to fill in the dots!

3 Responses to “Day 3 of Our Stay in Bogota”

  • Martha Maldonado says:

    Hi, my name is Martha and my boyfriend is crazy about see the car… i’m living in Bogotá and i want to know till wich day it’ll be here and where….
    Congratulations about this!!!!

  • Charles H Schulmann says:

    Dear RGET ,
    we are also besotted with Bogota and we have only read up about it ,
    visited various web sites of some of their institutions and we are
    bowled over at the dynamic direction they have embraced , striving
    for world class excellence with a hospitable endearing smile .

    Regarding the intermittent response at start up – do the INPUT and
    related OUTPUT parameters correspond and are the monitored outputs
    providing the correct data ?
    Furthermore does altitude and temperature have any bearing ?

    We wish you all the best with your trip though Ecuador , which seems
    to have returned to order , from Ladysmith ( Kwazulu Natal ) in an
    overcast corner of South Africa where we have had a little rain –
    thank heavens and finally expecting more , Charles and friends .

  • Charles H Schulmann says:

    Dear RGET ,
    “ La Linea ” ( longest tunnel highway in South America built in
    the central range of the Andes Mountains ) is another indication
    of the road on which Colombia has embarked and is a testimony of
    the drive to modernize it into a first world country .

    Whether they are called autopista , autovia or doble calzade anyone
    may immediately see the progress by looking at the photos and articles
    which have been posted on various web sites about the various highways
    and byways , which is really the secret to stimulating an economy by
    opening up transport communication between the various center so that distribution of traffic and goods and rescue operations may be expedited promptly .

    Your expedition has revealed some amazing opportunities that some
    students from Ladysmith who are now studying engineering have intentions
    to study Spanish instead of another language , which is compulsory ,
    with the purpose of having the option to do a post graduate course in
    Colombia and any other Spanish speaking country ( and there are many )
    which offers them what they are looking for .

    You cannot keep a good thing hidden for long which may have some draw
    backs presenting another set of challenges which will deliver new
    solutions given the fact that Columbians have already overcome oodles
    of obstacles .

    Thanx again , wishing you all the best with the transition into
    Ecuador , from Ladysmith ( Kwazulu Natal ) in a long overdrawn
    overcast corner of South Africa , Charles and friends .

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