Articles Tagged ‘bogota’

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

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...

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....

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...

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....

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...