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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]

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]

Life in Bogota: 18 things I like and dislike about Bogota

July 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

I felt that it was time for me to write a post speaking frankly about my own experience of and opinions about life in Bogota; you might arrive here and disagree, or just not be bothered about the kinds of things which bother me; equally you might not be impressed by the things that I actually like about the city. It will often depend on where you come from (and [more]

Shopping in Bogotá

May 18, 2014 // 2 Comments

This post advises on clothes and shoe shopping in Bogotá; if you’re looking for souvenirs, gifts or flea market type shopping, you might find my post on markets in Bogotá useful. Bogotá has many shopping malls throughout the city, and some boast familiar global high-street brands such as Forever 21, Zara, Mango, Bershka, NAF NAF and Esprit. If you’re [more]

How to survive the Colombian markets – shopping tips

January 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

In Colombian markets, whether these be indoors, outdoors or  people selling on the street, mastering the art of negotiation is essential if you want to pay a fair (or perhaps less unfair) price for goods. A typical market stall in Bogota First things first: you either need to learn the numbers from 1 – 1000 in Spanish (not as difficult as it sounds) so that [more]