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Delicious 'gallina' - photo courtesy of Bogotá Eats and Drinks
Bogotá is something of a cultural melting pot - a place where all the corners of Colombia mingle with people from all over the world, visiting the city on business, for pleasure or because they've come to call it home. This, fortunately for us who live here, means there is an abundance of variety here in the city when it comes to food. This, of course, means great international cuisine, but also means you can taste all the distinct, typical cuisine...
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Banana Skin Flip Flops Website
This is portrait number 4 in our series of Colombia Portraits and finally we managed to have a feminine point of view. Welcome to Vicki Kellaway, the bubbly author of Bananaskinflipflops. Get her thoughts on why she moved to Colombia and her love for the country she now calls home. Banana Skin Flip Flops Blog Introduce yourself... What's your name, where are you from and what do you do here in Colombia? My name is Vicki, I'm British and I'm a...
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Bogotanos in La Candelaria
The Bogotano is a strange creature, and difficult to pin down. Thanks to decades of displacement in Colombia's countryside the city-wide identity of the Bogota Citizen is confused at best. Indeed, there is a visible difference between the city's north and south; not just in architecture and wealth, but in interests, tastes, dress sense and even ethnography (which is undoubtedly dictated to some extent by wealth). [caption id="attachment_809" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Living like a Bogotano in La Candelaria As such, it's difficult...
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  • Paul says #
    Be like a local? Shop like a local: go to Paloquemao fruit market, go to the flee market of Usaquen, walk in the Simon Bolivar par
A nice finca for the weekend?
Sometimes the unrelenting pace of a city like Bogotá can just get too much. As fun, vibrant and bustling as the city is, the occasional weekend away is exactly what you need. That’s where the Colombian tradition of heading out to a finca becomes less of a luxury and more of a necessity. So what’s a finca? [caption id="attachment_505" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A nice finca for the weekend? A finca is a country house outside of the city where the weather is...
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  • Jairo Nieves says #
    Excellent article about fincas in Colombia, definitely is something to try because it's a unique experience. I rented a finca thro
Studio Apartment for Rent in Bogotá
Conventional logic dictates that on a holiday you get yourself a flight and book into a nice hotel, enjoying the amenities available in the hotel in between exploring your chosen destination. [caption id="attachment_727" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Get your Own Flat when Travelling to Bogotá Times, however, are changing, and recently there has been a huge shift towards renting short-term apartments when on vacation. This is no different in Colombia, where various expats and locals are clocking onto this trend and starting up...
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  • Guillermo Rico says #
    Renting an apartment is the best thing you can do while visiting Bogota. Since the city invites you to enjoy each restaurant, bar,
  • Kara says #
    Completely agree with the comments above! I traveled from the US with 6 friends to Colombia in November 2012 and staying in apart

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