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I loved Bogota. I stayed in this adorable AirBnB, which wasn’t super close to downtown but taxis are cheap and it allowed me to get a lot of work done. It was about 30 minutes walk to where the good restaurants were, which was actually quite nice – I’d get an hours walk in when I took a break for lunch – and reasonably close to a gym. The gym wasn’t super nice but did have fingerprint authentication, which was exciting.
I ate at Wok a bunch (there are a few, all over time) and also Teriaki (the lychee lemonade, I miss it), and went to Coffee and Jesus one time but only one time because it was quite literally coffee and Jesus (a religious bookstore where I asked for tea and got coffee instead).
Like Medellin, Bogota has a Botero museum, which was amazing, and like in Medellin, I went twice. There’s also a Gold museum which was interesting. I also went to the National museum, which was OK, I’m not super into history museums. A highlight was Monserrat which had beautiful views, and a lovely restaurant.
I also went to the botanical gardens (love!) and a theme park (again there was a plane! But it was closed, sadly), and a beautiful park which I had a wonderful walk around soaking in the sunshine on my last day there before leaving.
Bogota is great to hang and slowly explore, which is what I did (I stayed for around three weeks) or would make a nice stop for 4 days or so. Medellin is vibey-er, and easier to get around – having both less bad traffic and better public transport. I loved them both and can’t pick my favourite… I will have to go back and gather more data.
When I went to Colombia there were a bunch of remarks made about drug lords but I have to say I felt safe the entire time I was there, and people were nothing but lovely to me.