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Learn Spanish in Bogotá

June 1, 2015 // 12 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 to [more]

Colombian greetings

October 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Some useful Colombian greetings from vocabat.com. I can say that I have heard all of these a number of times since I’ve been in Colombia…and I wish I’d read this post before I arrived! [more]

Swearing in Colombia – watch your mouth!

April 21, 2014 // 5 Comments

Having lived in Argentina and Mexico before, and having been taught by teachers from Spain at university, I’ve been exposed to various different ‘Spanishes’. If you’re familiar with ‘castellano argentino’ and Spanish-from-Spain, you’ll have heard a lot of swear words; the Spanish and the Argentinians like to swear and in [more]