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The 10 most popular How to Bogotá posts

February 7, 2018 // 3 Comments

One way in which I gage what to blog about on How to Bogotá nowadays is by looking at my site stats and seeing which posts are getting most views. This gives me an idea of which topics people are most interested in. All of the posts below rank well for certain Bogotá-related search terms in Google, so I assume that the posts contain information that people often [more]

Beat culture shock: 10 things to do after moving to Bogota

January 31, 2018 // 2 Comments

Moving to Bogota (or any other place that’s far from home) is a big step for anybody. I first moved to Bogota in October 2013, and I’ve since discovered there are many different reasons why people choose to move here. Oftentimes, as in my case, it’s to join a Colombian boyfriend or girlfriend. Sometimes it’s a case of the ‘trailing [more]

Useful contacts if you’re moving to Colombia

April 20, 2017 // 5 Comments

I’m always really pleased when my readers get in touch with me via the blog or leave a comment. People have asked me so many different questions about living in and moving to Colombia, and while I’m happy to help when I can, I don’t always have the right expertise. The most common questions relate to private Spanish teachers, Colombian visas, how [more]

Domicilios Bogota: how to order food in Bogota

October 22, 2016 // 2 Comments

Before I moved to Bogota, I used to cook for myself a few nights a week, and then microwave ‘healthy’ ready-meals on the nights when I couldn’t be bothered to cook. Ready meals (beyond pizza and lasagne) have not arrived in Colombia yet, so it wasn’t long before I started plunging into the virtual abyss of domicilios. The concept Un [more]

Hogaru – find a cleaner in Bogota

October 4, 2015 // 6 Comments

I was contacted recently by Gonzalo from Hogaru.com, who told me about the origins of the business he set up with his partner here in Bogota, which I think many people living in Bogota might be interested in! He moved to Colombia from Spain in 2013, and wanted to hire a cleaner. I’ve heard many people complaining about how difficult it is to find a reliable, [more]

Learn Spanish in Bogotá

June 1, 2015 // 14 Comments

Many people ask me what advice I would give to people thinking of moving to Bogotá; among other things, I always say – learn Spanish… or at least learn enough to be able to get by. There aren’t many people in Colombia who speak good English – and certainly not in supermarkets, hospitals, cafés and other places where you will want to be able [more]

Mobile phone networks in Colombia: I’m with Virgin

January 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

        Updated January 2018 One of the first things on our list of things to do when we move to a new country is to get a local SIM card. The main mobile phone networks in Colombia are Tigo, Movistar, Claro and Virgin. After its somewhat shambolic reputation as a mobile phone network in the UK (hence why it no longer exists there) something I [more]
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