Bogota, Colombia

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A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.Gustavo Petro

March 12-17 2018

Following our trip to the Galapagos, and before we headed for Cusco and the Sacred Valley of Peru, we made a quick 5 day stopover in Bogota to check out the capital of Colombia. The city gets it’s nickname for having many bookstores and universities, as well as for having had governors rule with decadent indifference.

 

 

A city of 10 million+ residents, Bogota is full of diverse neighborhoods offering something for everyone. Much like a visit to New York City, we were only ableto see a small section of the city in a short amount of time, but it is a place we would love to come back and revisit.

 

 

Rapidly growing, there are old colonial neighborhoods nestled between modern skyscrapers and upscale apartments and condos. Set beneath a green mountain range providing a striking backdrop.

 

 

Bogota might be best known for its graffiti and street art, drawing in artists from around the world as well as many locals who have made a name for themselves. It certainly adds a lot of color and a bohemian vibe to the city.

 

 

 

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