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A weekend in Villa de Leyva

January 18, 2018 // 4 Comments

Back in July 2017 we decided to go to Villa de Leyva in Boyacá for a long weekend. A trip to this beautiful little colonial town set in the picturesque countryside of Boyacá is one of those trips everyone visiting Bogota will try to make if they have time. That said, it took me four years to make the journey there! But it was well worth the wait! How to get to [more]

Visiting Chingaza National Park

January 8, 2018 // 6 Comments

I’d wanted to visit Chingaza National Park since I arrived in Colombia four years ago. A guy on my CELTA course at the British Council waxed lyrical about it for weeks after he visited it with his family, and this piqued my curiosity. Unfortunately though, we don’t have a car and weren’t sure how to organise a guided visit to the park. So I was [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]

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]

Bogota Food Tour with La Mesa: food.. and more!

August 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

When La Mesa Food Tours invited me to join them on their Bogota food tour, I was intrigued. I’ve been living in Bogota on and off for nearly three years now, and thought I knew the essentials about Colombian food. That said, due to my sensitive stomach, I have always been wary of buying street food, so I suspected that I still had plenty to discover about [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]

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]

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]

Andes Ecotours: Exploring Beyond Bogotá

June 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

In my opinion, one of the best things about Bogotá is its beautiful surrounding regions. Life in the city can get pretty stressful so you really should take advantage of all those long weekends and go and explore outside of Bogotá. The main concern people have is being able to travel safely, with a bilingual guide, to places which are worth visiting, at a [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]
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