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 [...]

25 05, 2017

Top things to do in Bogota – Tips on how to spend your time in the capital

By | May 25th, 2017|Art and Culture|0 Comments

Top things to do in Bogota Don't miss out on these top 10! Take a trip up to Monserrate This is one of the top things to do in Bogota and a must do here, you won't get a better aerial view of the city. You can make the hike up, take the cable car, the [...]

22 05, 2017

Hidden Gems

By | May 22nd, 2017|Adventure|1 Comment

Arriving in Colombia My first experience of Colombia was not like most peoples. The majority of tourists or backpackers fly into Bogotá or Medellin via central Europe or the U.S. I arrived on the coast from Panama via the stunning San Blas islands. The history, culture and lifestyles of the indigenous Kuna people who live [...]