Like I’ve said in a previous post – one of the great things about living in a city like Bogotá, is all of the interesting people.. Some of them are lifelong residents, some are visitors like myself – and others are making Bogotá a temporary home, like my friend, Johanna and her husband, Paul.
Johanna’s a talented photographer (I’ve much admired her photos for a long time) so I am hoping to enlist her in some of my efforts.. She took several of the pictures here (the good ones!)
Yesterday, we went to La Calera which is a picturesque community just outside of the city. Sundays are a particularly popular day for city residents to get a taste of small town life just twenty minutes outside Bogotá.
But our excursion yesterday was a bit different from some of the lovely, and lazy afternoons I’ve had wandering the villages surrounding Bogotá. This time, we were there for a cause.
We joined Colombia’s Civil Defense – Cundinamarca division for a toy drive to benefit children in one of the outlying villages.
They will deliver the toys by 4 X 4 next month..
While they were collecting toys – they also had some activities for the local kids – including a ‘Paint the Car’ activity which proved popular with kids and adults alike. (After all – how often do the police hand out spray paint?)
It was a lot of fun – for a good cause, so I’ve written some more about it over at Examiner.com.
Hoping to do some more interviews this week – to bring more of Bogotá’s residents to readers..