Tuesday, 3 May 2011

FuFu Travel - Exploring Colombia II

Breakfast was served on the table at 7am. Scrambled egg with onion, bun, piece of oat bread + cheese and Colombian coffee.
Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011

FuFu Exploring Latin America
Colombia - Part Two | 6th Jan - 22th Feb 2011

Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
It was going to rain the whole day in Cali according t the forecast!!!! Maria's mother told me that it might stop raining in the afternoon so i decided to go out with her to do her stuff and buy something back for lunch and tomorrow's lunch to eat in the bus when going to Bogota from Cali in the morning. She was photocopying some document at a cyber cafe.
Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
FuFu was the maid of Maria's mother for couple of hours.
Cali, Colombia
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While waiting for the document to be photocopied, i went to one of the oldest church in the neighbourhood.
Cali, Colombia
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Special interior.
Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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After that, went to Carulla (a chain supermarket) for the ingredient for lunch, dinner and tomorrow's lunch.
Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
Platano, the cousin of banana.
Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
It's still raining. Had nothing to do, so snapped pictures of the apartment i was staying with Maria's mother.
Cali, Colombia
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The VIP room of FuFu in Cali. Towel provided.
Cali, Colombia
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Awesome room!
Cali, Colombia
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HUGE bathroom.
Cali, Colombia
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Living room - very classy!
Cali, Colombia
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Preparing lunch! Tuna (fried with tomato and onion) rice.
Cali, Colombia
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Maria's mother was cooking!
Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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One of the best lunch i had ever had!
Cali, Colombia
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Tuna rice and platano with cheese! Yummilicious.
Cali, Colombia
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Thanks for preparing FuFu such a nice meal!
Cali, Colombia
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Heading out to the downtown since it's stopped raining.
Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
The apartment FuFu was staying for 2nights.
Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
Heading out to the downtown since it's stopped raining.
Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
It started to rain once i had arrived the bus station!
Cali, Colombia
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Mio, the BRT system in Cali.
Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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As what mentioned earlier, you would see two policemen standing in front of every bus station. Well-secured, i mean the bus passengers!
Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
It's Monday, the downtown didn't look that ugly as the day before. But still...
Centro, Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
Public/pay phone is not that common in Colombia. Everyone has a mobile. But most of them are using prepaid card. If one wanna make a phone call, he/she won't call directly from his/her mobile, instead go to this kind of stall to call, landline or mobile using the postpaid phone of owner of the stall. Pretty cheap, Colombian Peso 100 (RM0.20, USD 0.06) per minute.
Centro, Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
Ops, this picture was not taken in the Philippines. That truck is not the infamous jeepney snaking through Manila in the Philippines! Also taxis still play a very important role in Colombia! Every ten vehicles on the road, there must be at least more than 4 taxis. Taxi is still very cheap or rather affordable to take.
Centro, Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
Centro, Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
Cali has a very good BRT system. But the mini buses also is the mode of transport the local would wish to be existed. This unintegrated bus system is extremely convenient to use. By just shaking hand to the bus that would directly go to your destination, the driver will stop for you anywhere you are standing. Also when you wanna get off, just press the button and the bus would stop for you few second later! The problem is only 17seats provided, during rush hour, the journey with this kind of mini bus would be a huge challenge - umcomfortable.
Centro, Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
Cali is currently under massive-construction.
Centro, Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
The national police! Well basically, there's many policemen patrolling the city, and for this reasont i felt so unsecured because the city needs so many policemen to keep the city not to be disorder.
Centro, Cali, Colombia
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Centro, Cali, Colombia
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The central park is nice but always you would find weird and ugly people sitting on the benches.
Centro, Cali, Colombia
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The downtown has some nice and special buidings too.
Centro, Cali, Colombia
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Centro, Cali, Colombia
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FuFu at Cali!
Centro, Cali, Colombia
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Centro, Cali, Colombia
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Centro, Cali, Colombia
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Centro, Cali, Colombia
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Centro, Cali, Colombia
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Centro, Cali, Colombia
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Centro, Cali, Colombia
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The Justice Palace.
Centro, Cali, Colombia
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Looks pretty much like a street corner in Curitiba, Brazil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Hongkong. Right?
Centro, Cali, Colombia
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San Nicholas Church.
Centro, Cali, Colombia
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You can see many motorcycles in Cali too.
Centro, Cali, Colombia
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Centro, Cali, Colombia
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Centro, Cali, Colombia
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Downtown really has nothing to see. Thus i decided to go back earlier.
Centro, Cali, Colombia
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The major stations always have nice and clear map of the route for the passengers.
Centro, Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
The stations are all number of the block.
Centro, Cali, Colombia
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Centro, Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
FuFu at Central Bus Station.
Centro, Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
The market at Centro, taken from the bus station.
Centro, Cali, Colombia
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Centro, Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
During rush hour, you would normally see passengers lining up until outside of the staion. The population is increasing yet the bus services couldnt be expanded like subway or metro by increasing the compartment of the trains. Even though the frequency of the buses has been increased, still metro could carry more passengers.
Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
Heading back home from Estadio Station!
Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
Spotted Empanadas Pega Pega.
Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
Empanadas! Colombian Peso 1200 (nearly RM2.40, USD0.70).
Cali, Colombia
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YUmmy Yummy.
Cali, Colombia
07/02/2011
Beef and potato!
Cali, Colombia
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Eaten with these sauces! Delicious!
Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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Back to the condominium.
Cali, Colombia
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Home sweet home!
Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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Dinner!
Cali, Colombia
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Dinner!
Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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13 comments:

aquarius said...

the church look so nice~enjoy ur trip n take care ya=)

穷光蛋市长 said...

the bus is so cute...and old?haha...all like this also?

ah_man said...

those food look nice~^^

fufu said...

aquarius : yeah one very nice old church :) btw i had finished my journey ya XD


穷光蛋市长 : 哈哈 都是很舊的巴士來的


ah_man : yummy!!!

aquarius said...

oh~then where r u now?hardly get to catch up with ur journey~n ur study?

小雪 said...

每次看起来没兴趣的食物
你都说很好吃的咯...哈哈..

kwai said...

还不错

三吉 said...

很久没有在你的布落格留言了。。你好象瘦了。。。这次的latin游, 食物看起来我比较想吃。。!!

Ayie said...

cool astroboy shirt!

hey fu better eat up, you're losing so much weight now!

the foods there aren't too different from what we prepare and eat here too at home since my husband is also part salvadorean.

I like platano and empanadas!

Life for Beginners said...

You have completed your Latin America journey... and what a ride you've taken us along on! Thanks, bro! :)

海市蜃樓 said...

你睇上去好似黑咗,而卻仲有啲攰。玩到透支?

Call me A.S for AkiraSabine said...

Nice pics, Fufu!
Thanks for sharing the local sights and food of Columbia!

Jaykfwo said...

the church look so nice~enjoy ur trip n take care ya=)