Bogota Journals

The Much Nicer Side of Things

A travel journal to Bogota by cMilena80

Quote: I lived in Bogota for 11 years and I must share some good things about it:

The Much Nicer Side of Things

Overview

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1) Avenida Jimenez is the OLDEST street in the city, making it a MUST! La Zona Rosa (LOTS of pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants, boutiques, galleries, you name it!), La Candelaria (the oldest part of town has a charm of its own during the day with rich colonial architecture and is transformed at night by club goers, artists, musicians, restaurant lovers, and all those seeking some culturally enriching fun (or a nice cold beer!), El Norte (north side of town has the upper-end boutiques and residential neighbourhoods that most seem to either ignore, or just never told about; you want to explore this area because you will also be surprised to find quite exclusive shopping, restaurants, country clubs---though...Read More

Nicer Side of Things (continued)

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Story/Tip

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4) It is not hot! Don't think that because it is in the "tropics" it will be warm. Bogota is the 3rd highest modern city in the Americas (after La Paz and Lima), and because it is in the Andes, it will be cold;  think of it as an eternal spring/autumn. Annual average temperature during the daytime ranges from 58º to 68º F, but at night it can drop as low as in the low 30's. Bring yourself a nice leather jacket or a thick coat; people also use scarves and even gloves from time to time (usually late at night). On freaky days we do get up in the low 70's all thanks to global warming (thank you humankind!). It rains a lot! Bring an umbrella. We also have a windy season and if I recall well, it...Read More

About the Writer

cMilena80

cMilena80
Morrisville, North Carolina