A wholehearted welcome to Bogota
Plaza de Bolivar
The Police Museum. One can't refuse a policeman telling one to follow him...
The whole museum is about hunting Escobar's cartel
Actually, the policemen there are quite friendly
The two stooges
Itay and Noam being tourists
There is a lot of food on the streets
Saturday morning - strolling the 7-th avenue
The main Cathedral
The music quite matched the outfit
Museum del Oro
Poor Inca didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition
Not the Tower of London, but nevertheless quite impressive
A craft market
Everything is on the streets...
Going to work
What would I do wearing sandals?
Everything is so colourful
The only "Indians" we've seen in Colombia
Looks like this time the "grey horse" is winning
Cerro de Monserrate behind the Cathedral
Alcaldia Mayor de Bogota
The most gold-plated church I've ever seen
The only lamas I've seen in Colombia
The streets are the main market...
...and the theatre
Everything is on sale at the street market
On the way to Monserrate
Shit... It's almost 3200m to climb. Good thing we've started at 2600.
This city has no end!
On the way to the Catedral del Sal
Everything is salt here: the walls, the cross, the floor...
The cross out there is some 18m tall!
Salt pool. I have no idea what is it for.
Streets of Zipaquira
Ice cream carts play the same melody everywhere around the globe
Mmm the Columbian Coffee
In some posh neighbourhood
This is how the coffee is grown
Not a luwak, but still...
On the left is NOT coffee
Drying the beans
There was a huge green iguana on the top of the yellow tree. I swear there was!
Let's go there!
A real wild orchid!
Now, why the hell did I take this shot?!
Taking a bath
The train got robbed just now
There is no such thing as too much coffee!
Don't know what is it for, but it surely is pretty
Passing the mountains on the way from Cali to Buenaventura - an hourly food stop
In the mountains
A long sail is ahead us... have to take care of provisions
Why is it so blurry? It was *before* we opened the beer!
(C) Itay Tadmor. n/v Maria Patricia - our home for the next 10 days
I just have to get a machete!
Gorgona, here we come!
Oh look: a cute little monkey...
...not so cute...
...actually, fearsome little bastards!
Once upon a time, it was a maximum security prison here
I'm sure *they* deserve it!
Now the jungle has the prison captive
Finally, our diving destination
That's mostly it
Colombian Navy keeping us save (probably from pirates)
One of our chasing boats
I'm not an expert, but this probably is a seagull
...aka Man of War Bird...
...aka Pirate Bird
(C) Itay Tadmor. Me, Oren, Natalie, Ricardo, Noam and Itay
One of many beautiful sunsets
It really was so red
I took about dozen of pictures. Patience... you have to see only three of them!
This is the only way to get ashore. And the very place my camera (R.I.P.) got wet. So all the following photos were taken by others, or at least by others' cameras.
(C) Rafael Dura. Some endemic lizard waiting to steal some non-endemic egg
(C) Rafael Dura. A happy family
(C) Rafael Dura. So many lizards, the poor seagull just can't watch for them all
(C) Rafael Dura. Boo
(C) Rafael Dura. Barracudas
(C) Rafael Dura. Mmm yummy
(C) Rafael Dura. Moray eels
(C) Rafael Dura. Whitetip shark
(C) Rafael Dura. Trumpetfish
The main reason of our visit: the Hammerhead Shark
(C) Jean-Pierre Drevet. There were a lot of them! Not a single dive without...
A wrasse, and Oren just below it.
At the cleaning station: ready to serve
I really don't remember the name of this one. Somebody... Help!
(C) Rafael Dura. This is me - trying to film all this
(C) Carlos. Batfish
(C) Taken from Carlos' film. "El Monstro"...
(C) Taken from Carlos' film. ...or Malpelo Smalltooth Sand Tiger Shark
On the way back
Gloria, Harold - the captain, Oren and Carlos
(C) Itay Tadmor. Back to civilization. Cartagena
The biggest fort built by Spaniards outside Europe
(C) Itay Tadmor. Tayrona National Park. The room with the best view I've ever had!
Waiting for the last sunset in Colombia
(C) Itay Tadmor. Cartagena Old City walls
(C) Claudia Hahnloser. The night is still young...
Unfortunately, every good thing is coming to an end.