These are questions people are asking about Bogota and Colombia, according to Google. I’m copying and pasting them here, and attempting to answer them. Please keep in mind that these are mostly my opinions. I’ll try to reference sources where relevant but most answers will be based on my personal experience in Bogota. Someone else may have a difference experience.
Bogota is located in the Eastern Andes and extends across a high plateau known as the Bogotá savanna in the centre of Colombia.
At an altitude of over 2,600 meters above sea level (over 8,500 ft), it is the third highest capital in the world after Quito, Ecuador and La Paz, Bolivia.
It’s a sprawling urban metropolis with not many green areas in the city but with beautiful countryside surrounding it. Wherever you are in Bogota, you’ll see the beautiful green Eastern Andes to the east side of the city. Bogota is more expensive, generally, than the rest of Colombia. It’s pretty annoying that Bogota doesn’t have a metro like Mexico City or Buenos Aires (though they’ve been talking about building it for decades), but the TransMilenio bus system is an okay alternative. If you can make a decent salary – nowadays (2019) I’d say $1,200 USD a month at the very least to be comfortable – you can live quite well in Bogota. The weather is chilly in general due to the high altitude but the sun is strong when it comes out. Bogota has wet seasons and dry seasons. Always carry an umbrella and rain jacket with you in the wet season. The worst thing about the city, for me, is the air pollution.
Bogota is probably as safe as any big city. The worst that’s likely to happen to you is being pick-pocketed. To avoid this, always keep your valuables secure in a fastened bag or pocket and wear your backpack on the front of your body if you’re in a very crowded area. If you take a taxi, always order it using a cellphone app or ask your hotel/restaurant to call you one.
…off the top of my head!
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