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Happy New Year!

December 31, 2014 // 2 Comments

To all my readers, As the new year approaches, and as ‘How to Bogota’ celebrates its first anniversary, I thought I’d take a few moments to reflect on this past year, which has been a year of challenges, adjustments and achievements for me. I moved to Bogota on 12th October 2013 because my boyfriend lives here, so at the end of last year I was still [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]

Loenvío: compare and book mail couriers in Colombia

December 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

This post was sponsored by Loenvío In the past I’ve received a number of messages from readers, and seen messages posted in online forums, asking about mail couriers in Colombia and which are the best value, the best service for sending parcels within Colombia, as well as to the US, Canada, Europe, Australia etc. I’ve already written a post on how to [more]

Christmas in Bogota (just a quickie!)

December 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Thought I’d show you a few quick snaps of Christmas in Bogota! Christmas is a big deal in Colombia – drive through the streets and you’ll see houses, public squares, trees and shopping malls all covered in lights and with their Christmas trees on display! Yesterday I went to one of the big shopping malls, Gran Estación, to see Interstellar with my [more]

The best sushi restaurant in Bogota

December 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

I am a big fan of sushi, so I’ve already sampled a number of the sushi options available in Bogota. A friend of mine had mentioned Canoa sushi restaurant just a few blocks from where I live, so naturally I had to investigate! I can now declare it the best sushi restaurant in Bogota (and incidentally, this is NOT a sponsored post! 🙂 ) Canoa restaurant Canoa [more]

Salaries, Tax and Jobs in Bogota

December 2, 2014 // 44 Comments

A common question I get asked is how easy it is when it comes to finding jobs in Bogota. Salaries can vary a lot, so if you’re considering moving here, you’ll definitely want an idea of how much you could potentially be earning once you find a job. You may even decide that remote working is the best option, as these jobs often pay in dollars or euros. [more]

How do I make money in Bogota?

December 1, 2014 // 3 Comments

The question that many people ask themselves when considering moving to another country is – how will I make money? Is it easy to make money in Bogota? you ask. Not easy, but with the right skills, experience and a lot of determination and perseverance, it can be done. I will give an outline of how I am making money (or have made money) in Bogota, to give you [more]
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