Monthly Archives: January 2017

Not moving at all!

(When traffic is like that few wonder how it’s possible to stay active. Ok this was back in Quito, Ecuador. Though it’s just the same story in Bogotá. It seems that I had been brainwashed by Sebastian Yatra even before the 9th Dec at Armando when I thought it was my first time hearing it!) Usually the […]

An idea for a day trip from Bogotá

Last Sunday I was super excited to go to Choachi’s hot spring. It’s 1.5 hours away from Bogotá by car, in the southeast, behind Monserrate and Guadalupe. You will cross a the mountains and pass the foggy páramo and get to see some frailejones. When we got there the car parks were already full. It looked chaotic. My Colombian […]

A shortcut to get through the traffic in Bogotá

Bogotá is back in business after the popular holiday period in the first week of 2017. So traffic’s back! So it’s time to know how brilliant Waze is for getting around. I’m sure most residents here would know about Waze by now. I’m not paid to endorse anyone. In fact, I’m proud to say I have not been paid […]

Bogotá’s productivity issue?!

Yes! Today’s another public holiday in Colombia! To those who are curious, today is the holiday of The Three Kings for the catholics. As mentioned, we get so many Monday bank holidays that Colombians have stopped asking what the holiday’s for. With so many holidays you can imagine it’s hard to get any work done! There […]

How much does the newsvendor earn in Bogotá?

Some things in Colombia remind you that we are still a developing country with features that go back half a century. The guy in the picture sells El Tiempo, the biggest newspaper in Colombia. He goes around your block at 7am every Sunday without fail. (It may seem early but actually as I’ve been converted it’s not really that early for Bogotá.) […]

Coffee?? Not again!

The first week of the year has always been quiet so I’m taking advantage of my time here to do a bit of bonding with friends. You know Colombians (at least those in Bogotá) are a well-behaved bunch?! In a sense that alcoholic drinks are only reserved for parties. No drinking at lunch. No drinking after […]

How to do Cali Fair like a pro

This year I was lucky to see Cali Fair, the cultural festival about salsa, music and tradition that opens every year on 25th December and lasts for 6 days in Cali, the sugar cane capital of Colombia. Why go? If you like parties, dancing and hanging out with locals just to have a good time. What’s the best thing to […]