About Krishan Smith

26, Business graduate from the UK, a regular traveller now living in Bogotá!
14 08, 2017

The Best South American Beaches

By | August 14th, 2017|Adventure, Nature|0 Comments

  Whether it's the pristine sands of Colombia's Caribbean coast or the turquoise waters of the paradise that is North East Brazil, South America is a beach goers heaven. If you're searching for a city with great beaches then you need look no further than Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (with the famous Copacabana beach [...]

17 07, 2017

Getting lost in Paloquemao market

By | July 17th, 2017|Art and Culture, Gastronomy|0 Comments

Thanks to Hansa Tours I finally got the opportunity to visit the famous fruit market Paloquemao, but fruit is not all I found! A dizzying array of market goods are on offer here as well as countless Colombian traditional snacks and rows upon rows of brightly coloured (often painted!) flowers :) It's great fun to [...]

14 07, 2017

Exploring the South American jungle

By | July 14th, 2017|Adventure, Nature|0 Comments

Having spent time in the jungles of Brazil, Bolivia and Ecuador I suppose I can claim some authority on the subject. I can definitely confirm that no two pieces of the rain forest are completely alike, each trip is as unique and exciting as the last! If you're going to venture into the great unknown, [...]

10 07, 2017

Ideas for Families in Bogota

By | July 10th, 2017|Adventure|0 Comments

Many people arriving to Bogotá or thinking of travelling here will wonder if Colombia is a good destination for children. There's an endless amount of activity ideas for families in Bogotá, I will endeavor to provide a concise (ish) compendium below! Bear in mind this list is by no means exhaustive, each month there are [...]

7 07, 2017

Bogotás Vibrant Street Art Scene

By | July 7th, 2017|Art and Culture|0 Comments

Graffiti   A crime? Defacement of property? Or freedom of expression in a politicised, creative and often satirical art form? I side with the latter view point but it's easy to see why political figures of authority in the past have not, especially when they are often the subject matter of these artists' pieces!   [...]

4 07, 2017

Famous Colombian Coffee

By | July 4th, 2017|Coffee|0 Comments

Recently I had the opportunity to taste some really authentic locally grown organic Colombian coffee, in a plantation less than 2 hours from Bogotá. Anyone thinking you need to travel all the way to the Coffee Region to taste true Colombian coffee is wrong! Historically the area around Bogotá was often used to produce coffee [...]

29 06, 2017

Getting Around – My Experience of Transport in Colombia!

By | June 29th, 2017|General|0 Comments

Contrary to general preconceived notions and theft fears surrounding Bogotá and Colombia as a whole, my number one safety tip would be to avoid the Transmilenio during the rush hours! (Yes plural.) Frequently an efficient method of transport in Bogotá, using specifically designed bus only central lanes as to avoid traffic, during rush hour everything [...]

14 06, 2017

Colombian Gastronomy- A Foreign Perspective

By | June 14th, 2017|Gastronomy|0 Comments

Colombian Gastronomy When I first visited Colombia in 2016 I’d heard mixed reviews gastronomically and wasn't 100% sure what to expect. However from a culinary perspective I’ve been pleasantly surprised both by the staple foods and typical dishes and also the innumerable snacks on offer on every street corner. These treats and new things to [...]