Tag archives for Bogotá

Colombia’s vibrant capital emerges from a sketchy past to paint a bold new future.

Insider’s Guide to Bogotá

Change is coming rapidly to Bogotá, with the spread of European-style cuisine and lodgings—a matter of pride among Bogotanos. Yet the capital of Colombia remains resolutely local, especially in the old Candelaria neighborhood. Here are some of the highlights.

Nat Geo Student Expeditions leader Erika Skogg is a photographer, writer, and educator with a passion for travel. After braving the frozen tundra of Wisconsin in her youth, Erika made the move to sunny Bogotá, where she has been working as a media producer for Off Bound Adventures and writing for the local English newspaper for the past two years. Here are some of her favorite things about Colombia’s capital city.

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Photos: Where You Went

Our jet-setting friends on Facebook never fail to impress us with their far-flung escapades. Here’s a taste of the places you and your fellow gallivanters have visited lately. If you haven’t found National Geographic Traveler magazine on Facebook yet, please join us. Be sure to let us know where you’re off to each Friday, or just poke around for inspiration as you plan your next trip.

Andrew Evans provides us a glimpse of the street life in Bogotá’s city center. I had great fun exploring the Colombian capital of Bogotá and was amazed what an artistic city it is. The wealth of art deco architecture, the splendid museums, talented street artists, and funky décor all around town surprised me. With so…

Andrew Evans arrived alone in Bogotá in Colombia, but quickly found himself among friends. Follow Andrew’s Twitter feed @Bus2Antarctica and bookmark all of his blog posts here. It’s a very small world after all. I doubt any of the original polar explorers ran into old high school friends on their journeys but then again, Shackleton…