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A weekend in Villa de Leyva

January 18, 2018 // 5 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]

Colombia currency: the Colombian peso

January 12, 2018 // 4 Comments

I had a request recently from someone who wanted me to write a blog post about Colombia’s currency. They had recently arrived in Bogota and had exchanged some dollars for Colombian pesos. At the time of writing, there were about 3,000 pesos to the dollar. This means that if you wanted to change $1,000 US dollars, you’d receive about $3 million pesos. All [more]

Uber in Bogota: the big debate!

January 11, 2018 // 14 Comments

Updated July 2019. I regularly use Uber in Bogota and am a fan. In Bogota, you can use the same Uber app as you use in your home country to order a car and you’ll be charged in the local currency. However, wherever Uber arrives in the world, it seems to bring controversy along with it, so it may help readers to know what the current situation is with Uber in [more]

Visiting Chingaza National Park in Colombia

January 8, 2018 // 7 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]

Queuing in Colombia

December 14, 2017 // 6 Comments

It’s funny, the other day a Colombian man posted a question in the ExPats in Colombia Facebook group. He asked why it was that Brits in Colombia always asked people – who were clearly standing in a queue – if they were queuing. He said it had happened to him a number of times and he found it odd that someone would ask something where the answer is so [more]

Where to drink specialty coffee in Bogota

December 9, 2017 // 6 Comments

Now that I’ve been on a coffee farm tour and on the Flavors of Bogota coffee shop tour, I thought I’d write a post on my favourite coffee shops in Bogota. Specialty coffee is the finest quality of coffee, cultivated, roasted and prepared by experts to produce the best cup of coffee you’ve ever tasted. I’ve always been more of a tea-drinker [more]

Bogota’s Museum of Contemporary Art

December 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

I’m a big art-lover, as you’ll see from my Instagram! One of the best things about living in Bogota is being able to see art on the streets everyday. The Bogota Graffiti Tour takes people on a walk through the centre of Bogota and the Candelaria, and introduces the work of Bogota’s most renowned street artists. The Candelaria has numerous museums [more]
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