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Eric Tabone, Bogotá Business English
Welcome to the first in our series of Colombia Portraits. These are a series of interviews we have conducted with expat professionals here in Colombia. Why Colombia? What investment opportunities are there? Should you, dear reader, consider the move? [caption id="attachment_584" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Eric Tabone, Bogotá Business English Our first interview is with founder and manager of Bogotá Business English, one of the best English schools in Colombia's capital city. Introduce yourself... What's your name, where are you from and what do you...
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  • Fernando Parrado says #
    Erik I love Bogotá and People like you make the difference. Bogota as you said had many beautifull things. Parks as the Simon Bol
  • Cesar says #
    I visited Bogotá one night and took a taxi to go around the city. I noticed the great transformation. I used to live there many ye
  • Rick Tabone says #
    Thanks for publishing this article about Eric. Eric has worked from ground zero to go after his dreams in Colombia. I am very impr
Traffic in Bogota
This is a guest post from our friend Aaron Richards, who is an English teacher in Bogotá. The opinions shared are not our own, but shared in order to spark open debate. I love Colombia. I love the culture, I love the music, I love the people and I love to travel Colombia. [caption id="attachment_577" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Traffic in Bogota Doesn't mean things are perfect, though. There are grievances wherever you go, especially if you're a moany Brit. What are the...
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  • adrianart.com says #
    “You Know What Really Grinds My Gears? A Few Annoyances About Living in Colombia” was indeed a marvelous article, cannot help bu
  • Viv says #
    I am Colombian and I agree with everything you said. We hate those things too, believe me. There is nothing that makes me have mor
  • Matt says #
    I would lump it all together and just call it a general lack of conscientiousness.
Sunset Bogota Chapinero Alto
[caption id="attachment_563" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Sunset Bogota Chapinero Alto I've been in Colombia a while now and I've begun to feel like one of Bogota´s citizens. I 'uuush', 'hijuepucha' and 'paila' with the best of them. When I'm late, I blame it on traffic traffic that is pretty much ever-present. I drink too much coffee, and I drink way too much Aguardiente. One of the most curious things about my 'going native', however, has been my increased fear of Bogotá. My safety...
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  • Vale says #
    As a blog writer and someone who has for lived in Bogotá for a few months, you are certainly entitled to your opinion. I have trav
  • paul says #
    You seem to have agreed with much of what I've said, only phrased it in different ways. I'm advocating exercising caution, and usi
  • Carlos says #
    This is true, the bogotanos had become so paranoic and we think that the foreigners are a easy target of the criminals, but with s
Noche de Las Velitas
Like most celebrations in Colombia Christmas is celebrated with zeal. Decorations typically come out during November, and are often elaborate to say the least. Not to be outdone by the townsfolk, however, the cities install the biggest, most extravagant displays we’ve ever seen. [caption id="attachment_551" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Noche de Las Velitas In Bogotá and all of Colombia the beginning of Christmas is signaled by La Noche de Las Velitas on December the 7th. At around 7pm this night almost everybody in the...
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Paila! Image courtesy of http://nuevostimes.blogspot.com
Normally, to really get into a culture it's essential to speak the language. In Colombia, however, your Spanish skills don't exactly need to be up to scratch in order for people to want to talk to you. Is this because they speak great English? Well, sometimes. But it's also because Colombians can say a lot without saying anything at all. Today we're taking a look at being understood in Colombia. With these helpful gestures and expressions, you should have no trouble...
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  • Sonia Molina says #
    How can you forget "listo el pollo". The first time I heard this I was confused and looking everywhere for a chicken!I It's an ela
  • Jack D. Ripper says #
    You left out, "no das papaya."

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