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Bogota & Cartagena, Colombia: not for the faint of heart

When I told family and friends about my impending trip to Colombia, the worried look on their faces said it all. Unfortunately, although improving, Colombia has a bad rap due to misconceptions and political unrest. 466 more words

Bogotá and Salento, or the one where we play with pickaxes and throw stones at gunpowder

18th-25th January 2016
Travelling in big cities is so different from travelling in smaller towns; it is probably one of the things which most makes this trip feel so varied. 1,722 more words


Exercise and Gold

19th July 2015

With a slight hangover and feeling pretty tired, I decided to walk downtown again.

Unbeknownst to me, Bogota’s roads close on a Sunday for the city to exercise! 568 more words


La Candelaria

18th July 2015

Today’s adventure started with my first bus ride!!

I wanted to visit La Candelaria, the old city of Bogota and asked the guy in the hostel to order me a taxi as I couldn’t be bothered to walk downtown.   1,033 more words


Colombia - Bogota Part 1

Donuts & Bad Luck

As soon as we arrived to the Airport to get the flight to Bogota we had problems. We got sprung by a 25 USD tourist tax to enter Colombia (really random). 706 more words


¡Hola Bogotá!

As I departed from JFK to El Dorado airport, I felt both excited, sad and completely unsure if I packed far too much or not enough. 577 more words


Street Art of Bogotá

Drugs, guerilla warfare, paramilitary presence, civil discontent (and, OK, Sofia Vergara) – these are a few of the stereotypes that pop into people’s minds when Colombia is mentioned. 576 more words