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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

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....

Recommended Restaurants in Bogota Shopping Malls

Recommended Restaurants in Bogota Shopping Malls January 15, 2012 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Listing Shopping Malls in Bogota is a time-consuming business, so prevalent are these behemoths to neon-lit consumerism in the Colombian capital city. But, visiting Bogota does not mean by any means shirking a visit to the Hacienda Santa Barbara, el Centro Comercial Andino, El Retiro, Gran Estacion or...

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...

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....

Escape from Bogota: Family Beach Vacations to the Colombian Caribbean

Escape from Bogota: Family Beach Vacations to the Colombian Caribbean December 4, 2011 | Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Colombia possesses some of South America’s finest beaches. Accessible, pristine, the type that upon sight shifts travel magazines from the shelves of bookstores, inspires a dozen “The Beach” style imitation novels and makes you yearn for an umbrella in your cocktail during these bleak days of winter. So,...

Best Hotel Alternatives in Bogota, Colombia

Best Hotel Alternatives in Bogota, Colombia November 16, 2011 | Hotels, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
In the dark era of yesteryear when tourists feared to tread along Bogota’s rutted streets, you could say that Colombia and Colombians in particular were completely divorced from the idea of receiving international visitors. The colonial Candelaria was one of Dante’s circles of hell, the wide boulevard...

Advice for Finding the Best Cheap Eats in Colombia

Advice for Finding the Best Cheap Eats in Colombia November 11, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
“Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life.” Anthony Bourdain Have you sunk your teeth into a heavily stuffed arepa several beers down while watching the football in a bar full of rabid fans in the highlands about Bogota, wiped the egg yolk from your...

La Macarena, the Best Barrio for Foodies in Bogota

La Macarena, the Best Barrio for Foodies in Bogota November 10, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
With its gentle yet palatable bohemian tilt, ornate buildings that blend early republicanism with a mish mash of art deco with modern constructions and location up above the bustling and impersonal Carrera Septima beyond the Plaza de Toros Santamaria, La Macarena is where all of Bogota’s foodie hipsters...

Travel Tips to Enjoy and Survive Christmas in Bogota, Colombia

Travel Tips to Enjoy and Survive Christmas in Bogota, Colombia November 9, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Yup, it’s mid-November and already the stores are lining the window fittings with Christmas adornments here in Bogota. Families are planning their escape from the capital to various regions about Colombia, perhaps to their home regions or perhaps like many, they yearn for a change of scenery. There...