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BogotaPopups: events this week!

November 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Over the next week, BogotaPopUps is running a number of, what promise to be, excellent events (and a great opportunity to meet people if you’re new in Bogotá)! Organised by founders Sara Lisa Ørstavik and Andres Lizcano Rodriguez, BogotaPopUps offers unique, underground dining events which bring together friends and strangers for conversation, music, [more]

Bogotá’s Got Talent: Erin* the street-performer

May 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

It was a bank holiday Monday and I was on the cross-trainer in the over-priced (yet conveniently close to my building) Bodytech gym in Chapinero, when I spotted street-performer Erin* performing at the traffic lights next to Carulla supermarket. I’ve seen her numerous times since I moved to Bogotá, and always watch in admiration. I approached her that day to tip [more]

My second Christmas in Bogota

December 24, 2014 // 2 Comments

It’s Christmas Eve and I’m getting ready to celebrate my second Christmas in Bogota! How quickly that came around! I’ve been a little on the quiet side these last couple of weeks as I was working during the intensive courses at the British Council, and only resurfaced on Saturday (with a cold and apparent amoebic infection in tow!). Luckily I seem [more]

How to spend 48 hours in Bogota

November 25, 2014 // 6 Comments

Many travellers will arrive in Bogota with the intention of  staying for a couple of days before moving onto somewhere else… Cartagena, Santa Marta, the Coffee Region. So in case you happen to be spending just 48 hours in Bogota (let’s say a weekend) here’s a suggested itinerary (with alternatives suggested in the event of rain!): Saturday 8.00am: [more]

Reading in Bogota – bring your Kindle!

November 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

I have a Kindle Paperwhite – scroll to the bottom for a 10% discount code! My best inanimate friends here are my smartphone for all the useful apps I’ve downloaded, and which I use on a daily basis, and my Kindle. If you’re an avid reader, or even just someone who likes to bring a good book with you on holiday a few times a year, you won’t [more]

How to meet people in Bogota

February 27, 2014 // 8 Comments

If you’re thinking of moving here, one of the first things you’ll be wondering is how you will meet people in Bogota and make friends. Bogota has a large and (generally) welcoming expat community, and there are a number of regular events where you’ll be able to meet some of us (and practise your Spanish with some of the locals!). La Villa – [more]

How to watch your favourite TV programmes online while abroad

January 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

When you first move abroad, the first couple of weeks are often so jam-packed full of things to do – looking for an apartment, filling it with furniture, starting work and getting used to a new daily routine, sorting out a mobile phone, finding out where the nearest supermarkets are etc. etc. – that you don’t even have time to think about the things [more]