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What to wear in Bogota

February 9, 2017 // 4 Comments

One cool Bogota afternoon you will find yourself walking among the quaint rugged buildings of the Candelaria, the smell of coffee wafting out of a nearby café and filling your nose. You look up to see where it is coming from, and almost stumble into a couple of (unmistakable!) tourists wearing shorts, vest tops and flip flops, standing in the middle of the street, [more]

Bogotá weather: ‘cloudy with sunny spells!’

July 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Everyone knows how much the British enjoy talking about the weather and since I moved to Bogotá these are some of the weather-related comments/questions I’ve had from people back in the UK, along with some answers! ‘What’s the weather like in Colombia?’ There is no single answer to this question. Firstly, Colombia’s topography and [more]

The wet season in Bogota

November 28, 2014 // 2 Comments

The wet season in Bogota occurs at several times during the year – right now we’re in the October to December wet season, and it’s pretty difficult to stay dry when it’s raining at full force! Last weekend we went along to San Andresito to do some shopping in the markets there, and look for some good deals. As we were walking to the [more]

Weather in Bogota: Rain

November 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

During the rainy season, the weather in Bogota can be pretty grim. Yesterday it rained so hard that the mountains completely disappeared!! This was followed by rivers of mud flowing down from the hills and much amusement watching people trying (and failing) to jump over the pools which had accumulated at the sides of the road! Before the rain.. During the rain [more]

Bogota Skies: every cloud has a silver lining

October 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’ve found the transition to life in Bogota a challenge at the best of times, but one of the things that makes me very happy are pretty skies; and Bogota (and Colombia in general) has these in abundance. I therefore thought I’d start focusing on some of the things I truly do like about Bogota, and share with [more]

Bogota weather

December 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

I expect that Bogotá would come second to Britain in terms of how often people complain about the weather. Colombia lies on the equator, and as such does not have seasons as we do in Europe. There is the drier half of the year (January to June) and the wetter half of the year (July to December). During the dry season, the weather tends to be hot and sunny in the [more]