07/25/18
Notes from the Field
Dr. Eric Fox
Bogota, Colombia

What a beautiful city!  The first thing you notice getting off the plane is the clean crisp air. Being at an elevation of almost 8000 feet the humid heat of lower elevations is absent. The city itself sits like a jewel surrounded by verdant mountains. Homes in the foothills sell for multi-millions (US dollars) while a typical worker make $360 per month. But where are the poor and homeless?  They are not on the streets as in most big cities.

Bogotas self proclaimed “wonder of the world,” the salt caverns, are certainly to be seen. Inside has been built a beautiful cathedral, with the worlds largest underground cross, and replicas of the 15 stations of the cross. The experience was certainly awe-inspiring whether a believer or not.

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