"Everyone Should Experience Bogota!" Bogotá by gootzee

Bogotá Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 8 photos

There is a huge misconception about Bogotá. Before traveling to Bogotá I had researched what it would be like on many websites. The messages I had read made it seem as though Bogotá was a dangerous city, unsafe for travelers. It couldn't be more untrue. Bogotá is a beautiful, clean and cosmopolitan city.

While in Bogota, the focus of the trip was based around their cuisine. I was so amazed at all the different types of restaurants they had. They ranged very traditional to being extremely sophisticated and modern. Some of the dishes I truly favored were: posta negra, which is a short ribs with a sugar syrup (melado), arepas with hogao (tomato and onion sauce),or arepa con quesito, papa criolloa (little potatoes), sobrebarriga (braised beef), and patacon (smashed and fried plantains). Another amazing part of Colombia were the juices. They were so fresh. Some included juices made from guanabana, the coolest looking fruit, lulo and feijoa.

The city is nestled in the gorgeous and lush Andes Mountains. The people were some of the most beautiful and friendliest that I have ever met. They were extremely helpful and kind. Bogota is also a city of amazing architecture. The design of the apartment buildings and restaurants was refreshing.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The people, food, nightlife and quick flight.
  • Cons:If traveling outside of Bogota, travel by plane only.
  • In a nutshell:Bogota is a city of beauty and vitality one wouldn't want to miss!
  • Last visit to Bogotá: May 2005
  • Intro Updated Jun 13, 2005
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2006 at 10:38 AM

    The food sounds to be delicious. Can't wait to go there!

  • Gerrem's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2005 at 12:33 AM

    Good start Jessa. Jope to see more. Happy Birthday to you. Have a great day! Regards from Lower Saxony, Michael

  • dharmabum222's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2005 at 1:41 PM

    I see you there building away.... I decided I don't like being back to work I am going to go back on vacation!

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