Bogotá: First Impressions

As some of you might now, I recently relocated from Cologne, Germany to Bogotá, Colombia (four days ago to be precise). I will be working here for four months, and hopefully also get a lot of travelling done. I’ve been to Colombia before, but so far only to the Caribbean coast.  I must admit I was a little scared of Bogotá, the enormous capital with more than 7 million inhabitants and somewhat dubious security conditions.

So far I am pleasantly surprised. Of course it’s not recommended to walk around certain parts of the city as a foreigner, especially after dark, or wave around your fancy cellphone or camera. Granted, that makes taking pictures a little hard, but apart from that I really really enjoy being here. There is so much going on in this vibrant city, so much to do and see. Of course it’s smelly and polluted and chaotic, but at the same time it’s full of splendid colours and rich vegetation and street art and great food and really friendly people.

I’m posting some photos of my first four days here, mostly from around my place of work in La Macarena and La Candelaria, the historic center of the city.  I hope I will get to see more soon.



2 thoughts on “Bogotá: First Impressions

  1. I love your pictures! I lived in Bogotá for 7 months in 2008 while studying at la Javeriana, but now live in Barranquilla. It’s definitely a contrast living on the coast 🙂

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