Friday, September 8, 2017

Don't Blame the Pope

Thank the government for these....
In case you want a Pope-themed map, just drop by Bogotá Bike Tours - or, most likely, dozens of other central Bogotá businesses, which, like us, received boxes of unsolicited maps showing central Bogotá's Catholic churches.

With the Pope departed, we've still got a box-full of these maps, printed using our tax pesos, which the faithful failed to carry away.

Want one? How about a hundred? Sad to think of the trees sacrificed for these.

It's yet another example of the government's efforts to tell you what you want, rather than letting you decide for yourself.

Pope soup, anyone?
Meanwhile, Oliver, the kiwi who runs the SPQR restaurant on the corner of Carrera 3 and Calle 12B, beside Bogotá Bike Tours, and who presumably is not a devout Catholic, offered 'Pope soup' in honor of the Holy Father's visit. Hopefully, the soup included only the Pope's name.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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