Camino Real Bolivar Colombia

  Yesterday marked the anniversary of the death of Simon Bolivar on December 17th, 1830. Although the man commonly known as ‘The Liberator’ was born in Venezuela (Caracas in 1783), many of Bolivar’s greatest triumphs and disasters took place in what is now Colombia, during and after the Wars of Independence which have made him […]

José Celestino Mutis Botanical Gardens

  As this past Monday was a holiday here in Colombia (as it seems every other weekend is sometimes!) I decided not to sit around sleeping off the inevitable novelty-Sunday-party hangover, but do some research for this blog instead (so professional!), and enjoy a day at one of Bogota’s most beautiful tourist attractions; the José Celestino […]

Colombia Independence Day

  Yesterday, Colombia celebrated it’s Independence Day: on July 20th, 1810, independence was declared in Santa Fe de Bogota. The process was by no means easy; the Wars of Independence continued long after this date, and Colombia became part of Gran Colombia (including modern day Venezuela, Panama and Ecuador) in 1819, but, following it’s break-up […]

Bogota Skyline Featured

  For many travellers visiting Colombia, Bogota is a city that they will pass through on several occasions. Think about it: unless you’re backpacking through the country, there’s a good chance that you will fly in and out of Bogota’s El Dorado airport. Now, we here at See Colombia love Bogota, but it’s not the […]

Bogotá is one of South America’s biggest cities and one of its most bustling and thriving capitals. Many people come to the city merely because it’s the easiest place to fly into, but what they find is a fascinating place; a city full of life, culture and history that lures people with a slow-burning, intoxicating […]