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8 great markets in Bogotá – and where to find the best prices!

July 23, 2016 // 4 Comments

There are a number of markets in Bogotá which are worth visiting, and if you’ll be staying in Bogotá for any length of time, you’ll definitely want to do some souvenir shopping at some point, either for gifts to take home to your family and friends, or because your family and friends are visiting you and THEY want to buy souvenirs! Or you might have [more]

9 reasons I’m happy to be Back in the Bog!

July 11, 2016 // 2 Comments

It’s July and this is my first post of 2016. Those of you who have been following my blog for a while may know that I had to return to the UK in March last year as my mum became very ill with cancer. For this reason I had to leave Bogotá and move back home for a while. I’ve been able to visit Bogotá a number of times in the last year, but I [more]

A day trip to Guatavita

December 16, 2015 // 4 Comments

This last festivo (public holiday) I wanted to visit the Guatavita lagoon, which is about a 1.5 – 2.5 hour drive outside of Bogotá (depending on traffic and exactly where you live in the city). Guatavita is one of a number of places just outside of Bogotá which is worth visiting, along with La Calera, Sopó, Zipaquira and its Salt Cathedral, the Nemocón [more]

BogotaPopups: events this week!

November 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Over the next week, BogotaPopUps is running a number of, what promise to be, excellent events (and a great opportunity to meet people if you’re new in Bogotá)! Organised by founders Sara Lisa Ørstavik and Andres Lizcano Rodriguez, BogotaPopUps offers unique, underground dining events which bring together friends and strangers for conversation, music, [more]

10 Bogotá anecdotes which made me Bogo-smart!

November 3, 2015 // 4 Comments

When I first arrived in Bogotá, the experience of living abroad wasn’t new to me; I had lived in Latin America before. But I wasn’t yet ‘Bogo-smart’..! What I really needed was a Bogotá for Dummies guide! Fast-forward two years and I am now a well-weathered expat/Bogotana; so what pearls of wisdom do I have to impart? Well, I thought [more]

Bogotá Botanical Garden (for peace & fresh air!)

November 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

The José Celestino Mutis Botanical Garden / Jardín Botánico (to give its full name) is one of my favourite places in Bogotá. When you’ve had a busy week navigating the hustle’n’bustle of the city, it can leave you gasping for some fresh air and tranquility. There are a few places to find peace and quiet in Bogotá, and the Bogotá Botanical [more]

Culture Shock in Colombia, 2 years on

October 29, 2015 // 2 Comments

I first wrote about my experience of culture shock in Colombia a year ago, one year after my big move to Bogotá to be with my Colombian boyfriend Javi; re-reading it now, I was clearly feeling quite pessimistic at the time, so I thought that now would be a good time to write a follow-up post! In my first post, I referred to the model of culture shock presented [more]

Colombia Blogs

October 18, 2015 // 8 Comments

There are some really great Colombia-based bloggers out there, whose blogs I regularly visit. Even though this blog is about Bogotá, many people who move to Bogotá initially might want to move to another part of Colombia eventually. So here are some Colombia blogs that I recommend you take a look at: bananaskinflipflops.com – Banana Skin Flip Flops was my [more]

Hogaru – find a cleaner in Bogotá!

October 4, 2015 // 3 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 Bogotá, which I think many people living in Bogotá 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]

Fairtrade and Organic Food in Bogotá

September 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

I recently discovered No Longer Native, a blog by Danielle, who’s currently living in Bogotá with her husband Cody and writing about her life and experiences there (hmm.. sounds familiar! 🙂 ). Her most recent post, ‘Sembrando Confianza: Organic eats with a social impact‘ really caught my attention, as I know that many expats would rather [more]
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