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Salaries, Tax and Working in Bogota

December 2, 2014 // 45 Comments

A common question I get asked is how easy it is when it comes to finding work in Bogota. Salaries can vary a lot, so if you’re considering moving here, you’ll definitely want an idea of how much you could potentially be earning once you find a job. You may even decide that remote-working in Bogota is the best option, as these jobs often pay in dollars or [more]

How do I make money in Bogota?

December 1, 2014 // 3 Comments

The question that many people ask themselves when considering moving to another country is – how will I make money? Is it easy to make money in Bogota? you ask. Not easy, but with the right skills, experience and a lot of determination and perseverance, it can be done. I will give an outline of how I am making money (or have made money) in Bogota, to give you [more]

10 tips for taking a taxi in Bogota

December 1, 2014 // 33 Comments

Taking a taxi in Bogota can be a bit of an ‘adventure’ to say the least; an un-seatbelted adventure which can leave you silently praying for your life, as most taxis do not have functioning seat-belts for the back seats. If you’re taking a taxi in Bogota, keep in mind the following tips, which include common scams and typical taxi driver behaviour: 1. Always [more]

Where to buy a bicycle in Bogota

November 26, 2014 // 6 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]

Cost of Living in Bogota

November 17, 2014 // 9 Comments

This post was updated in July 2016. Due to fluctuating exchange rates, I have changed the amounts to reflect the current cost of living in Bogota in Colombian pesos. Please note that these figures are based on living in an estrato 4 building, and will increase significantly for estratos 5 and 6. For more information on estratos, have a look at my post on Where to [more]

Colombian greetings

October 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Some useful Colombian greetings from vocabat.com. I can say that I have heard all of these a number of times since I’ve been in Colombia…and I wish I’d read this post before I arrived! [more]
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