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Articles by Richard McColl

National Parks within reach of Bogota

National Parks within reach of Bogota April 29, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More

Traditional Colombian Foods

Traditional Colombian Foods April 16, 2012 | Food | Read More

Day Trips and Weekend Activities for Bogota

Day Trips and Weekend Activities for Bogota April 10, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More

10 Drool-Worthy Beaches in Colombia

10 Drool-Worthy Beaches in Colombia April 7, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
It’s time to flee Bogota for the warmth that a beach trips bestows upon your bones, aching from the damp and altitude of the capital city. In Colombia there are so many places to choose from, Pacific or Caribbean you’ll have trouble identifying just one spot to visit. Indigenous names of...

Ever Tried a Roscon Colombiano?

Ever Tried a Roscon Colombiano? March 20, 2012 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
Hot guava jam oozes out like viscous lava after I have taken my first bite of the roscon leaving my bite-mark resembling an open wound in this sweet pastry. I reflect, this pain viennois Colombian style, may just be the perfect mid afternoon snack on a grey Bogota afternoon, a tonic for high altitude...

Where to Find the Best Mexican Restaurants in Bogota

Where to Find the Best Mexican Restaurants in Bogota March 16, 2012 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Do you miss the picante nature of Mexican food? Perhaps the mild yet filling staple offerings in Bogota are just not doing it for you. Rest assured, solace in the form of excellent Mexican food is never far off. So, here, we take a look at four options to sate the most urgent cravings of chilaquiles,...

Bogota’s Creative Urban Artwork

Bogota’s Creative Urban Artwork March 9, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Any visitor to Bogota will notice that beneath the tangle of tags and flyers pasted on the walls of the city that there is a true wealth of interesting political graffiti scattered about. So popular has viewing of this urban artwork become that there are even walking tours in the colonial Candelaria...

Chapinero: Bogota’s Diverse and Openly Gay Barrio

Chapinero: Bogota’s Diverse and Openly Gay Barrio March 5, 2012 | Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
For first time visitors to the city, most will either stay way up in the leafy environs of residential northern Bogota or in the central downtown colonial Candelaria district. Little notice will be paid to a vast, often faceless but certainly exclusive barrio known as Chapinero. Why? Well, Chapinero...

Escape to the Beach during Easter Week in Colombia

Escape to the Beach during Easter Week in Colombia February 21, 2012 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Semana Santa is almost upon us. Colombians and expats resident in Bogota will have already been plotting their escape from the capital city. As the first significant holiday in the calendar most Bogotanos will be yearning for a beach vacation, something as far removed from the drizzle of their city....

Where to Enjoy a Good Cup of Coffee and err….tea in Bogota

Where to Enjoy a Good Cup of Coffee and err….tea in Bogota February 14, 2012 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
Colombia, the country of coffee, coffee plantations, Juan Valdez and his trusty mula sometimes known as Lana or on other occasions Conchita, offers a surprising dearth of options for the coffee aficionado. The reason for this is well documented all over the continent and reads like an unfortunate script....
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