Author Archives: Jessica Wong

How to do a roadtrip from Bogotá to Popayán


#OneChineseInColombia survived a 14-hour road trip from Bogotá to Popayán, crossing the provinces of Cundinamarca, Tolima, Caldas, Risaralda, Valle de Cauca, and Cauca. Saw terrains from coffee farms to sugarcane plantations. Climate from tropical lush forests to paramo. Actually the traffic wasn’t too bad. Tips? Set off at 4.30am to avoid traffic on ‘La Ochenta’. […]

Is Hong Kong in Japan?


This happened before I went away. I called my bank to tell them I was traveling so they wouldn’t block my card.. Instead it seems I taught a geography crash course.. BANK: where will you be traveling to? ME: Hong Kong B: Which country would that be? Japan? M: No, Hong Kong. It’s a ‘country’ by itself. HK China […]

Best cafe in Bogotá


  I’m biased. I’ve been drinking Cafe Cultor for 2 years (on and off). No word is needed. Simply the best. It’s a small business that sources directly from coffee farmers. It’s the best coffee and café in Bogotá. The baristas are great. There used to be Sebastina and Moesis although they’ve moved on to […]

Are you in a hurry? Then don’t take a taxi


It’s counterintuitive. You are running late. You need to get to your meeting asap. You originally planned to be frugal and get a bus. It’s a very short distance so the bus wasn’t gonna slow you down. But then you’d have to walk 7 minutes to the bus stop, and unlike Germany, there’s no way […]

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 […]