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What to wear in Bogota

February 9, 2017 // 7 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]

10 Bogotá anecdotes which made me Bogo-smart!

November 3, 2015 // 4 Comments

When I first arrived in Bogotá, the experience of living abroad wasn’t new to me; I had lived in Latin America before. But I wasn’t yet ‘Bogo-smart’..! What I really needed was a Bogotá for Dummies guide! Fast-forward two years and I am now a well-weathered expat/Bogotana; so what pearls of wisdom do I have to impart? Well, I thought [more]

Colombia Blogs

October 18, 2015 // 8 Comments

There are some really great Colombia-based bloggers out there, whose blogs I regularly visit. Even though this blog is about Bogotá, many people who move to Bogotá initially might want to move to another part of Colombia eventually. So here are some Colombia blogs that I recommend you take a look at: bananaskinflipflops.com – Banana Skin Flip Flops was my [more]

Bogotá vs. London – Things I miss about Bogotá

June 19, 2015 // 3 Comments

Bogotá has a bit of a marmite quality about it. People seem to love it or hate it. For a long while I certainly fell into the latter category, though in time I have acquired a taste for it. They say you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone… well my story has become a Tale of Two Cities. I’ve recently had to leave Bogotá and return to London [more]

Learn Spanish in Bogotá

June 1, 2015 // 16 Comments

Many people ask me what advice I would give to people thinking of moving to Bogotá; among other things, I always say – learn Spanish… or at least learn enough to be able to get by. There aren’t many people in Colombia who speak good English – and certainly not in supermarkets, hospitals, cafés and other places where you will want to be able [more]

Bogotá’s Got Talent: Erin* the street-performer

May 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

It was a bank holiday Monday and I was on the cross-trainer in the over-priced (yet conveniently close to my building) Bodytech gym in Chapinero, when I spotted street-performer Erin* performing at the traffic lights next to Carulla supermarket. I’ve seen her numerous times since I moved to Bogotá, and always watch in admiration. I approached her that day to tip [more]

El Boliche: my favourite pasta restaurant in Bogota!

February 5, 2015 // 4 Comments

El Boliche is a restaurant located in the Zona G, calle 69A with cra. 10, also with a branch in La Macarena, and is hands down my favourite restaurant in Bogota! It calls itself an Argentinian restaurant, but there isn’t a barbecue and no Argentinian steaks are served, as you might expect; El Boliche specialises in milanesas (slices of meat in breadcrumbs) and [more]
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