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Bogota’s Museum of Contemporary Art

December 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

I’m a big art-lover, as you’ll see from my Instagram! One of the best things about living in Bogota is being able to see art on the streets everyday. The Bogota Graffiti Tour takes people on a walk through the centre of Bogota and the Candelaria, and introduces the work of Bogota’s most renowned street artists. The Candelaria has numerous museums [more]

Vegetarian restaurants in Bogota

December 1, 2017 // 5 Comments

I’ve heard a few people say that it’s not easy being a vegetarian in Colombia, as meat is such a big part of the Colombian diet. Indeed, I’ve also heard some Colombians say that a meal without any meat is not a proper meal! I’m not a vegetarian but I’m not a big meat-eater either. So eating meat a few times a week in Bogota, when in [more]

18 coworking spaces in Bogota, Colombia

August 29, 2017 // 2 Comments

When looking for ideas for new blog-posts, I often pay attention to the kinds of questions that people are asking in the Bogota Facebook groups. I’ve noticed that people often ask about coworking spaces in Bogota. So, I decided to go through the recommendations and do a bit of my own research, and I’ve put together a list of all the ones I could find [more]

Gluten-free and organic bread in Bogota

August 28, 2017 // 2 Comments

The great thing about this blog is that it has put me in touch with so many great people. The other day I received a message from Alejandra, who wanted to tell me about the organic bread and other types of bread that she and her friends bake. She kindly brought me some to try, and I can really recommend it! This is a good option for people who are gluten-intolerant [more]

The best Colombian coffee farm tour near Bogota

August 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

As a Brit through and through, it should come as no surprise that I’m a proud tea-drinker. But even I have to admit that there’s nothing like farm fresh Colombian coffee! So when Chantelle from Andes Ecotours invited me to join her on their coffee farm tour, I jumped at the chance! I had actually been on this tour once before in 2013, but it has changed a lot [more]

Al Banun restaurant: a hidden gem off Bogota’s beaten track

July 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

You know when you find yourself really craving a particular kind of food? It happened to me this morning. I was finishing an article I was working on when suddenly my mind started wandering to thoughts of deliciously meaty kibbes, smooth hummus with a hint of lemon and warm pitta bread. In my mind, I was back at Al Banun Arabic restaurant in Suba, in northwestern [more]

Petty crime in Bogota: the day I witnessed a phone robbery

July 24, 2017 // 7 Comments

People often contact me asking about safety and crime in Bogota. One of the things I say is that if you are careful, you can decrease your chances of becoming a victim of crime. For example, don’t wear an expensive-looking watch or jewelry; always pre-book taxi cabs; avoid using your phone on the street or on the bus; in short, don’t ‘give [more]

Learning to love my ‘moustache’ in Bogota

July 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

Getting a manicure is cheap in Bogota – around $4 dollars at most places. One afternoon, I was browsing on Facebook when I saw an indignant post from my friend Emily, who also lives in Bogota: “I just went to the salon to get a manicure and they asked me if I wanted my mustache waxed!! I do NOT have a mustache!!! [angry-face]”. (It’s true. [more]

Bogota’s most enchanting bookstore

July 14, 2017 // 2 Comments

Most travelers often bring a good book with them to read on their journey. As I was planning to move to Colombia indefinitely, I wondered where I would find affordable English books in Bogota. I knew from a past visit that books here were expensive, so in the end, I solved the problem by getting a Kindle. Truth be told, it has been my savior here many-a-time! But [more]

8 Bogota tours that will convince you to stick around!

July 4, 2017 // 3 Comments

When people are planning a trip to Colombia, Bogota is often overlooked as they head to straight to Medellin and Cartagena. I’ve been in Bogota for nearly four years now and I’ve done a number of the tours that are on offer here. So here’s a list of some of the Bogota tours that I think will convince you to spend more than just a couple of nights in the [more]
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