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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

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...

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....

Exotic Fruits in Paloquemao Market, Bogota.

Exotic Fruits in Paloquemao Market, Bogota. February 3, 2012 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
“That’s a mangostino, there’s a lulo, have you tried maracuya? You’ll love it.” My wife Alba knows that I have tried them all, all of these delightful exotic fruits on display here in Paloquemao, downtown Bogota’s big produce market. “I want some uchuva; uchuva juice would go well with...

Road Trip to Mongui

Road Trip to Mongui January 5, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Much is made of the colonial towns that ring the Colombian capital of Bogota, but few are visited frequently aside from perennial favorites such as Villa de Leyva and Guatavita amongst others. This is where the small and perfectly formed village of Mongui fits in. Mongui is a delightful town, almost...

Best Dessert Spots in Bogota

Best Dessert Spots in Bogota December 18, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Myriam  Camhi By no means restricted solely to desserts Myriam Camhi is a Bogota institution and the benchmark to which all other dessert specialists are held. Fill up on their cheesecakes, Lemon Meringue pie, pecan pie, cookies or oreo cake. You have to stretch your imagination to just understand how...

Winter Weekend Getaways from Bogota

Winter Weekend Getaways from Bogota December 15, 2011 | Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Bogota’s privileged location high up on an Andean plateau upon occasion can be stifling and gloomy, but, rest assured, there are dozens of small towns to which one can escape and enjoy sun, culture, local gastronomy and outdoor pursuits. Cultural Honda The town of Honda in Tolima is often overlooked...

10 Off the Beaten Track things to do in Bogota

10 Off the Beaten Track things to do in Bogota December 7, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Bogota, as often stated, is a many headed hydra of a city. In order to get under her skin, feel the essence under your nails and participate in the bustle and chaos, at times it is necessary to seek out more unusual activities and attractions. Here, we list a few places possibly not in your guidebook. 1....