Articles Tagged ‘colombia’

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Joropo Festival, Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia, 29 June to 3 July

The Joropo Festival, Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia, 29 June to 3 July June 13, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
In June each year the streets of Villavicencio in Colombia’s eastern lowlands, known as the Llanos, are given over to “joropo,” a uniquely Colombian form of tap dancing blended with ancestral dance roots that are based firmly in Flamenco. Joropo music is undoubtedly the most authentic and representative...

Security in Colombia

Security in Colombia March 26, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
  Despite Colombia moving forward leaps and bounds in terms of security, there are always a few considerations that the traveller should deliberate before planning a trip here. Obviously, things are not where they were in the dark era of the Pastrana government or the early days under the former...