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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

Personally I’d say 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 [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]

Escape Bogota: a weekend in Paipa, Boyacá

January 5, 2015 // 2 Comments

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I find Bogota a stressful city to live in; as is the case for many cities, it’s busy, noisy and polluted. I’d therefore been looking forward to a break for months, and last week we finally decided to spend a couple of days in Paipa, Boyacá. We took a bus there from Portal Norte, just outside the TransMilenio station. 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]

How to escape the ‘big smoke’ – ecotours in Bogota

January 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

If you’re planning to stay more than a few days in Bogotá, you will quickly find that you run out of obvious things to do and see. You can ‘do’ the Candelaria in half a day, walking around and visiting the museums there. Then you might want to visit the National Museum on carrera 7 – another half-day. The Zona T is excellent for high-class [more]