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The importance of raquira is that everything that you buy is done by the peasants of the region. The products are of very good quality and very original
What to buy: In raquira you will find different classes of "artesanias". For instance, Clay is developed for the artisans of Raquira who daily manufacture pots, statues, accessory for kitchen, "alcancias", "materas" and a lot number of decorative articles for the Home. Another example, Stone: The carved and sculpture in stone is a
topic relatively new in Boyaca among its products but requested and appreciated in the elaboration of Sources, Columns, Tables. Other Example, Wool: we Find great variety of products as it are: Roan, Bags, Gloves, Caps, scarves and many but. These Articles have great demand between in the world.
What to pay: Is very hard to know how much you going to spend because the prices are very different and all depends on the flavor of the buyer. There are things of all the prices and for all the inclinations.
Updated Apr 29, 2003
In Boyaca the people like a lot of food specially typical food. If you are a tourist you need to know that local people prefer that you eat with them their food.
Some areas of Cundinamarca and Boyaca, in December there are diferent celebrations for these reason you need buy the tickets with the anticipation time. In this date you can enjoy the local customs as follow: you will go to the festivals of diferents kinds in which you can dance the beautiful, also you can drink local licor ("chicha , guarapo").
The weather in Boyaca is cold, maybe you will need hot clothes
ABOUT EASTER WEEK
In March is celebrated the EASTER WEEK this is the main party for the catholic religion, during this week you can see processions that show the stations of the cross bringing statues that are loading by groups of people, during this week is celebrated a mass where the sermon is about seven words.
Cesar Cruz(ABOUT EASTER WEEK)
Updated May 4, 2003
Is not sure travel in the night because is dangerous. We recommend you drive in the morning; if you don't know the road please take a map.
Another recomendation is do not collect passengers that they are doing car stop sign this is alone by security
Updated Apr 29, 2003
Colombia and specifically the “Cundiboyacense” region is famous for its beauty and great diversity, both in landscapes and culture. Nevertheless, the average tourist might not experience everything this region has to otter, and grasping the overall experience might go amiss.
There’re a great number of places that can fit your own interests. It you enjoy ecotourism them places like the salt mine in Nemocon, with its colossal salt structures can be an extraordinary experience. The “Laguna Verde” or green lagoon is situated in a bleak plateau and is a beautiful place where you can admire “frailejones” and different types of flowers. Finally both the “Represa del Sisga” and the “Páramo del Sisga” are extraordinary sites each one very different form the other.
It you would like to take a pilgrimage to certain religious sites then the dessert of “La Candelaria” and “Santo Eccomo” are both great places to visit. Both are monasteries, the first one being of the Franciscan order while the latter is of the Dominican order.
Finally your visit to the “Cundiboyacense” region cant go without experiencing its people and its various types of cuisine. Charming little towns like “Cogua” and “Pachavita” are well worth visiting in these matters.
No matter what your choices, Colombia has much to offer, so let yourself be taken through a world of great beauty and diversity.
Written May 7, 2003
Sports travel tips (events, types of sport and where).
Around Bogotá towns we can practice some sports like:
-Claim (virgin forest)
My recommendation is to fish in the Sisga lake. It is 30 minutes to the north of Bogotá.
The Sisga is very quiet and safe for all people. Don’t forget to arrive early at the weekend.
In the Guatavita Lake you can see events of biking over the water.
If you want to practice water sports you can visit Paipa where you will find a lake to practice ski, rafting and parapent.
Updated Apr 29, 2003