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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]

Flavors of Bogota Coffee Shop Tour

July 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

I have a confession to make. I am a tea drinker; I live in Colombia; and I’m not a huge fan of coffee *GASP!* (although in my defense, this is mostly because it makes me a bit crazy..). However, if you live in Colombia, and PARTICULARLY if you have Colombian family-in-law, you WILL end up drinking a certain amount of coffee! But as your suegra enthusiastically [more]

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

July 23, 2016 // 10 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]

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]

Street Art in Bogotá and the Bogotá Graffiti Tour

May 14, 2015 // 2 Comments

Those of us who have lived in Bogotá for some time will agree that it is a bit of a grey city. Often cloudy, chilly in the evenings, extremely wet during the rainy season, it’s not the best weather you’ll find in Colombia! That said, Bogotá’s talented artists have done a wonderful job brightening up the city with stunning and thought-provoking [more]

A little piece of home in Bogotá

March 10, 2015 // 2 Comments

Museo del Chicó courtyard In comparison to my home town, London, there aren’t many parks in Bogotá. This is probably why one of my favourite places in Bogotá is Chicó park, just beside Chicó Museum (or Museo del Chicó) located on carrera 7 with calle 93. The museum itself was actually the home of Mercedes Sierra de Pérez, daughter of an extremely wealthy [more]

Beauty in Bogotá: she who seeks, will find…

January 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

My favourite day of the week to enjoy the beauty in Bogotá is Sunday, for several reasons: The city is much quieter, due to less traffic on the roads because… …Sunday means ciclovía! which means that the main roads are closed to traffic, and cyclists, skaters, skate-boarders, joggers and walkers can take to the streets and enjoy the space and relative peace! No [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]