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10 tips for taking a taxi in Bogota

December 1, 2014 // 28 Comments

Taking a taxi in Bogota can be a bit of an ‘adventure’ to say the least; an un-seatbelted adventure which can leave you silently praying for your life, as most taxis do not have functioning seat-belts for the back seats. If you’re taking a taxi in Bogota, keep in mind the following tips, which include common scams and typical taxi driver behaviour: 1. Always [more]

The wet season in Bogota

November 28, 2014 // 2 Comments

The wet season in Bogota occurs at several times during the year – right now we’re in the October to December wet season, and it’s pretty difficult to stay dry when it’s raining at full force! Last weekend we went along to San Andresito to do some shopping in the markets there, and look for some good deals. As we were walking to the [more]

Where to buy a bicycle in Bogota

November 26, 2014 // 5 Comments

Bogota is famous around the world for its cycling culture, largely thanks to the many cycle paths in the city and the ciclovía which leaves the main roads free for cyclists, skaters and walkers on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Therefore, if you’ll be staying in Bogota for a while, the chances are you will want to buy a bike at some point. But where to buy a [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]

Bogota and Me: It’s Complicated

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s 2.40am. I went to bed at 7.30pm with an unexplained banging headache, so predictably I am now up and wide awake. It’s the witching hour on a Monday morning in Bogota, and the main road next to our living room is spookily quiet. With nothing else to do at this hour but to let my mind wander, I’ve started pondering my relationship. Not my [more]

Sunday lunch in Bogota – a great fish option!

November 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Coctel del Mar, Calle 69 with Cra. 17. Opening hours: 11am – 5pm (lunch only) Today we went out for lunch to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday, and consequently I can now recommend a new place to eat in Bogota! Coctél del Mar is located in Calle 69 with Carrera 17, and as the name suggests (if you’re familiar with Spanish), it’s – [more]

Hummingbirds in Bogota

November 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

There’s something very special about hummingbirds… their bright, metallic hues, the lightning speed of their wings which renders them almost invisible as they poke and jab at each flower with their long, elegant beaks and feed on the nectar, the sense of peace that they exude… It’s the stuff of magical realism, and I can’t see how [more]
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