Tag Archives: Bogotá Life

The House of French ‘Anthropology’

Outdoor seating, just like in Paris Real bread.. Just like Paris! Versailles style salon   Jacque (and me of course..)       The other day, we went flat hunting again (yes.. again.. I feel tired just saying the two words). After seeing 6 flats in the morning, getting stuck in traffic for 1 hour […]

Latin American Sashimi!

Causa – in Incan, means ‘Kausaq’, “that which gives life.” salad on top of potato mash served like little soldiers with quail eggs in gormet style A mixed cerviche with sea bass, octopus, squid and shrimps Tuna Tiradito It was an abstract notion when I dined at La Mar, when I found out that the main options […]


Every country has to have Irish immigrants and Colombia is no exception! And the pubs they (or the Irish pretending developers) open tend to be so successful that they often have a few branches. The Pub in Bogotá has 2 branches. I didn’t come across anyone with an Irish accent but the whole place was […]


  Households that are middle class or above tend to have maids at home. These maids are also Colombians (unlike the foreign labour in HK) who come to your house as early as 7am in the morning for housework. The difference is that Colombia seems to be highly regulated and the law stipulates that every […]

Power stoppage!!!

        Yes, this is another thing that I didn’t expect to happen in the capital of Colombia.   The other night, at about 9pm, the lights in the room started to dim (yes they didn’t turn off completely but dimmed). Then you’ve got Mario starting to tell you the difference between an energy-saving light bulb […]

I didn’t think this existed in Colombia!

2nd June 2016 update: Unforunately, like many other places in Bogotá, where the food and beverage business is highly competitive, Magnolio is now closed!  The beautiful house is still standing, now occupied by a Galician restaurant that is yet to open. Garden Area OK, those who think that I give excessive coverage on food please […]

Small but dangerous..

One of the most common crimes in the city is knife-point mugging, so you DON’T walk around talking on your cell (especially if it’s an iphone 5!!) So the street aesthetics are quite different from those of HK, where you get into the danger of bumping into people when they are all looking down at […]

Colombian Style

Er.. this was really super funny. Actually it was funny the first time we came across it. And then once you find out that it gets played on the radio like X times a day, then it was funny no more.