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The Best Peruvian Restaurants in Bogota

The Best Peruvian Restaurants in Bogota February 8, 2012 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
You’re invited. On the menu for today, some delicately marinated slivers of fish, layered with rocoto chile peppers, onions, some picante and a light yet sweet pisco sour to wash it down. Have I got your attention? And I’m not done yet. How about some Papa a la Huacaina as a starter followed by...

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...

Hiking to the Pena de Juaica, near Tabio, Colombia

Hiking to the Pena de Juaica, near Tabio, Colombia January 20, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Welcome to the Colombian capital of UFO sightings! So frequent are sightings of unexplained lights hovering above the Pena de Juaica in the region of Cundinamarca just outside Bogota, that this area has become a destination in its own right for hikers wishing to experience the paranormal. And why not?...

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...

Bogota’s Irish Pub

Bogota’s Irish Pub January 10, 2012 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
The problem with some people is that when they aren’t drunk they’re sober. –William Butler Yeats Bogota’s Irish Pub, is a rare beast, it’s a quality drinking hole in an upmarket part of the Colombian capital that caters to Colombians and foreigners alike. This creation, draped in green,...

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....

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,...
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