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Family property in an old village with traditional food

The family of my grandmother was born in Boyacá, some in Tunja, the capital of Boyacá, and others in La Villa de Leyva. Since she went to "La Villa" a lot, my uncle a few years ago constructed their 2nd homes there. I try every time I go to Bogota, to spend a couple of days there and stay on his farm, those days are relaxing and spent with my family. The house has all the amenities of a hotel and in the afternoons we take a walk through its stone streets. Its cobbled streets makes you identify with the urban space in different ways stones are placed horizontally, requiring cars to decrease the speed while they drive through the village. The soil is horrible to walk around in with high heels and it is a appropriate time to go riding. It is not uncommon to see "cowboys" on their horses that are near the square when they come down and have a beer. It's funny because they usually walk around with jeans, a poncho and hat. There are many restaurants, offering the delights of the plateau, regional soups like the melting pot, the cuchuco, beef meats, and something special of the area is the sausage with arepa that can easily be bought in the broilers that are on the road. The mansions of the era are open to the public and in the rooms surrounding the central courtyard you can find shops and workshops where they exhibit and sell handicrafts, and you can sit and enjoy a local beer or juice. Getting to Villa de Leyva from the capital is not easy, and I say this is because of the condition of the roads where they even charge tolls, just ask Jano Montano.

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