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Gluten-free and organic bread in Bogota

August 28, 2017 // 2 Comments

The great thing about this blog is that it has put me in touch with so many great people. The other day I received a message from Alejandra, who wanted to tell me about the organic bread and other types of bread that she and her friends bake. She kindly brought me some to try, and I can really recommend it! This is a good option for people who are gluten-intolerant [more]

The best Colombian coffee farm tour near Bogota

August 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

As a Brit through and through, it should come as no surprise that I’m a proud tea-drinker. But even I have to admit that there’s nothing like farm fresh Colombian coffee! So when Chantelle from Andes Ecotours invited me to join her on their coffee farm tour, I jumped at the chance! I had actually been on this tour once before in 2013, but it has changed a lot [more]

Al Banun restaurant: a hidden gem off Bogota’s beaten track

July 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

You know when you find yourself really craving a particular kind of food? It happened to me this morning. I was finishing an article I was working on when suddenly my mind started wandering to thoughts of deliciously meaty kibbes, smooth hummus with a hint of lemon and warm pitta bread. In my mind, I was back at Al Banun Arabic restaurant in Suba, in northwestern [more]

Petty crime in Bogota: the day I witnessed a phone robbery

July 24, 2017 // 7 Comments

People often contact me asking about safety and crime in Bogota. One of the things I say is that if you are careful, you can decrease your chances of becoming a victim of crime. For example, don’t wear an expensive-looking watch or jewelry; always pre-book taxi cabs; avoid using your phone on the street or on the bus; in short, don’t ‘give [more]

Learning to love my moustache in Bogotá

July 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

In Colombia, money generally goes further than it does back home. After I moved to Bogotá in 2013, I started going to beauty salons more often. They place a lot of importance on physical appearance in Colombia – it’s totally normal for a Colombian man to get a manicure, for example – so it’s not uncommon to find three or four hair and beauty salons on [more]

Bogota’s most enchanting bookstore

July 14, 2017 // 2 Comments

Most travelers often bring a good book with them to read on their journey. As I was planning to move to Colombia indefinitely, I wondered where I would find affordable English books in Bogota. I knew from a past visit that books here were expensive, so in the end, I solved the problem by getting a Kindle. Truth be told, it has been my savior here many-a-time! But [more]

8 Bogota tours that will convince you to stick around!

July 4, 2017 // 3 Comments

When people are planning a trip to Colombia, Bogota is often overlooked in favor of Medellin and Cartagena. I’ve been in Bogota for nearly four years now and I’ve done a number of the tours that are on offer here. Here’s a list of some of the Bogota tours that I think will convince you to spend more than just a couple of nights in the capital! Free Walking [more]
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