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Cost of Living in Bogota

November 17, 2014 // 9 Comments

This post was updated in July 2016. Due to fluctuating exchange rates, I have changed the amounts to reflect the current cost of living in Bogota in Colombian pesos. Please note that these figures are based on living in an estrato 4 building, and will increase significantly for estratos 5 and 6. For more information on estratos, have a look at my post on Where to [more]

Why expats leave their countries

November 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Today guest blogger on leading feminist blog The F-Word, Nat Newman, explored some of the reasons why expats leave their home countries in the first place. My story is mentioned in the blog – to briefly summarise, I had to leave if I wanted to continue my relationship with my Colombian boyfriend, due to the current immigration policies in operation in the [more]

Weather in Bogota: Rain

November 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

During the rainy season, the weather in Bogota can be pretty grim. Yesterday it rained so hard that the mountains completely disappeared!! This was followed by rivers of mud flowing down from the hills and much amusement watching people trying (and failing) to jump over the pools which had accumulated at the sides of the road! Before the rain.. During the rain [more]

Gender equality in Bogota: double standards?

November 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

The other day, I was on the TransMilenio bus going down the séptima (7th Avenue) on my way to the Museum of Modern Art on my day off, when something happened which got me thinking about gender equality in Bogota, and in Colombia generally. A common scene on the TransMilenio bus The bus was full, as usual, so I was standing. To give you some context, in Bogota, [more]

Reading in Bogota

November 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

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, I don’t think you’d regret investing in a Kindle. Why? 1. All books in Colombia are [more]
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