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This Blog is a collaboration of various authors, including the AngloINFO Bogota team and guest authors’ collaborations. We want to gather a number of perspectives, opinions and points of view of the city, its inhabitants and culture. Our guest posts include expats, locals and travellers sharing their unique insights More Info

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The Pros and Cons of Colombian Food

April 15, 2016 by AI_Bogota

Colombian food is definitely not for everybody.  Personally, I love it because it’s heavy on the things my taste buds love.  On the other hand, there are certain types of… Read more…

Are you Complaining or are you Yelling?

April 8, 2016 by AI_Bogota

In Colombia, people are not used to formally complaining about anything. However, they do informally complain about many things, including each other’s attitudes. And, to be accurate, they do so… Read more…

Out in the Bogotá Barrios

April 1, 2016 by AI_Bogota

Bogotá is a city full of wonderful, intriguing, beautifully rare and disconcertingly odd features. It has the perfect blend of realities that makes it fascinating. Its culture, its architecture, its… Read more…

A Quick Guide to Taxis in Bogota

March 25, 2016 by AI_Bogota

When taking a taxi in Bogota or Colombia in general, you should never jump into the backseat without following a few steps.  Bad things can and will happen.  Put yourself… Read more…

Panela: Colombia’s Sweet Panacea

March 18, 2016 by AI_Bogota

Like people in any other country in the world, Colombians are very proud of their homeland. And they should be. Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the… Read more…

Buses in Bogotá: True Mobile Shopping Centers and Variety Shows

March 11, 2016 by AI_Bogota

  Taking a bus in Bogotá can quickly turn into an unexpected shopping experience or a real variety show. Literally. Sure, many people will complain about the display of poverty… Read more…

Así Es Colombia – That’s How Colombia Is

March 4, 2016 by AI_Bogota

“Así es Colombia” or, in English, “That’s How Colombia Is”. This is a sentence that you’ll hear many times when you live in Bogotá – or in any other city… Read more…

Never Trust a Stranger in Bogota

February 26, 2016 by AI_Bogota

Remember when you were a kid and your momma told you never trust a stranger?  This advice is especially true in Bogota and Colombia in general.  Although it is safe… Read more…

The Moody Weather of Bogotá

February 19, 2016 by AI_Bogota

If you’re in Bogotá, or are coming to the city soon, you shouldn’t let the current environment caused by El Niño fool you. Right now, Bogotá seems to be a… Read more…

Bogotá’s stereotype-influenced worldview

February 12, 2016 by AI_Bogota

You know that idea that most Europeans and North Americans have of Colombians: the women must all be stunning models and the men must all be great Salsa dancers and… Read more…