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Torre Colpatria.

Torre Colpatria (Carrera 7 #23-85, Bogotá) – this is a 50-story skyscraper located at the downtown section of Bogotá. It’s the second-tallest building in the country, and the fifth tallest in South America. The 48th floor has an observatory section, where visitors can get a panoramic view of the city. Admission: COL$ 4,500. Hours: 2:00 […]

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CAR RENTALS

CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate in Bogota: Alamo Rent a Car: +57 1 610 0598 Avis Rent a Car +57 1 629 1722 Budget Rent a Car: +57 1 745 4811 Dollar Rent a Car: +57 1 691 4700 Hertz: +57 1 327 6700 National Car Rental: +57 1 621 1173 […]

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TAXI(Bogotá)

TAXI (Bogotá) – Taxis can be a good way to get around Bogotá, especially if you are going to travel a longer distance, head to a residential address located off the main transport routes, or head to the airport with lots of luggage. However, make sure you only use radio taxis — that is, phone a […]

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Tappsi App

Tappsi App (www.tappsi.co): Tappsi is an e-hailing mobile app conceived for Latin American cities. Built around the unique needs of the Latin American markets, where safety, convenience and ease-of-use are paramount, Tappsi is a real solution to the difficulties of hailing a safe cab on the streets. Launched in Bogota in 2012, Tappsi has reached […]

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TAXI (Cartagena)

TAXI (Cartagena) — Venturing further afield to the seafront condominiums to the north of the city or in Castillogrande and Bocagrande, there are plenty of taxis that will take you where you need to go within Cartagena. Taxi meters are not used to calculate the cost, but most registered taxis have a chart that explains […]

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Bus, Bogotá.

Bus (Bogotá) – launched in 2000, the TransMilenio is a bus rapid transit system that serves the Colombian capital. The TransMilenio consists of 12 bus lines covering 112 km. Using a contactless Smart card (MIFARE), the typical (peak) fare is COL$1,800 (about US0.90 cents); COL$1,500 for off-peak travel. Each of the 12 bus lines is […]

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8-18

8-18 (2-124 Gastelbondo #8, Cartagena) – located in Cartagena’s historic district, this is one of its finer restaurants – serving its patrons local (costeña) cuisine (which means seafood is a major staple). The smart-looking tables and sophisticated artwork on its walls draw in an upscale clientele. It gets particularly busy during the Cartagena Film Festival.

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Carmen.

Carmen (Calle de Cuartel 36-77, (Inside Hotel Anandá Boutique), Centro, Cartagena) – this is another upscale restaurant in Cartagena’s historic section. Carmen restaurant serves mainly Asian fusion cuisine. Since it’s located within the Hotel Anandá, this restaurant occupies two al fresco areas and one air conditioned salon.   If you don’t have time for the […]

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Crepes & Waffles

Crepes & Waffles (various locations within Bogota) – this is a restaurant chain in Bogotá that’s popular for its veggie, meat, and seafood crepes. The portions are large (which means that each crepe meal can be shared). Some say this eatery feels like being at a trendy restaurant in U.S. The owners of this restaurant […]

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El Corral.

El Corral (various locations within Bogota) – this is a popular Colombian burger chain. There’s a food & drinks deal during “happy hour” (3:00 pm – 7:00 pm weekdays). El Corral reputedly serves the best burgers in Colombia, and is priced accordingly (US$5 and up for a burger). With this eatery’s interior reminiscent of trendy […]