Travel with us to the summit of Monserrate above Bogota, Colombia. The mountain is part of the Andes and is a focal point in center of Colombia’s capital city. It rises to 3,152 metres (10,341 ft) above sea level. At the top of Monserrate sits a 17th century church that houses a shrine devoted to “El Señor Caído” (Fallen Lord). Monserrate is a pilgrimage destination as well as a tourist attraction and the top offers spectacular views of Bogota below.
Tonya Fitzpatrick is the co-founder of World Footprints. An almost “recovering attorney”, she found her purpose as a cultural connector and shares messages about our common humanity on TEDx and international stages. Tonya holds membership in the Society of American Travel Journalists, Women in Film and Video and the North American Travel Journalist Association where she serves as a Board Member. Tonya enjoys a life full of adventure, dark chocolate and champagne with her husband and business partner, Ian. She has a deep love for animals and would be happy owning a zoo if she weren’t traveling.