Stay in residence complex (like apartment) must pass a gate that always guarded by security 24 hours. They will open the gate to come in and come out. For a visitor, you have to ask permission. The security will ask your name and whom you will visit, then they will make a call to a person that you are headed for. If the person is be in a place, they will allow you inside or maybe that person can pick you up at the gate.
Looking for a place to stay in Colombia was a little bit amusing. A lot of place to stay with condition and facilities. For example you can choose a small house or big house in complex area or even in apartment. Stay with friend college or with house-parent or with a big family. They maybe have private or share bath room, TV (in your room or living room), but wifi is a must for internet connection. Some of them provide meals and laundry. Some others allow us to use the kicthen. Depend on the condition.
This is my first homestay, in a complex area which is guarded by security. The place is in the middle of city, 10 minutes walk distance to bus stop (transmilenio). My room was roomy with wifi and share bath room. Served meals twice a day (breakfast+dinner) and i can use the kitchen. The cost was taken 1,216mil for a month. A little bit expensive for me. Stayed with a granny and a little bird, remind me to carton aboint tweety bird and a granny. But too bad no sylvester around 😉
This was my first dinner at Bogotá, homemade by my house-parent.
A bit surprise because it served too much, rice with chicken, salad also a lot of potato chips (appearance look like french potato).
The interest thing is rice, tasted greasy (oily), which different with rice in my hometown. Hm..added one spoon of pepper was a best choice cause there is no chili here beside chili sauce. Buen provecho!
Berada di lingkungan akademik itu buat saya adalah hal yang mengasyikkan. Bisa belajar banyak hal seperti ikut kelas, bertemu pengajar, ataupun membaca buku di perpustakaan. Hal lain yang membuatku menarik itu bersosialisasi dengan orang lain. Entah itu sekedar ngobrol ataupun bertukar pikiran. Lebih-lebih bisa dilakukan di luar kelas (outdoor) dengan suasana yang santai.
Begitu juga yang terjadi denganku saat belajar di kampus ini, Universitas La Sabana (La Sabana University/Universidad de La Sabana), demikian namanya.