Sidestepper Colombia

  It’s August and it’s Friday: the first day of the month and the last of the working week! The Perfect Storm of wonderfulness! It doesn’t get much better than that: August is an amazing month to travel in Colombia, so we’ve got that to celebrate; and Friday is generally acknowledged as a pretty good […]

Teatro Colon Bogota

  The Teatro de Cristóbal Colón, in Bogota’s La Candelaria neighborhood, is finally reopening it’s (frankly massive) doors this week after being closed since 2008 for extensive renovations. The theatre, the oldest standing opera house in South America, was built in 1885 by the Italian architect Pietro Cantini, and was opened in 1892, to celebrate the […]

Humberto Pernett

  Once again: it’s Friday! The weekend is upon, and even though Bogota’s weather is decidedly gloomy at the moment, we still think you all deserve some cheering up in anticipation of a fun Colombian weekend. So here’s some music from the wonderful Humberto Pernett to get you in the mood: Choosing this Friday’s music […]

Rock al Parque Lineup 2014 Featured

  This week the lineup for one onf Colombia’s biggest music festivals was announced; Rock al Parque takes place every year in Parque Simon Bolivar, along with Jazz al Parque, Hip-Hop al Parque and Salsa al Parque. Although, as I’ve said on this blog before, until I see an ‘Experimental New-Wave al Parque’ I can’t […]

Frente Cumbiero Vinyl

  It’s a Colombian holiday! And that can only mean one thing here at See Colombia Travel: it’s been a weekend of dancing and celebration, particularly as Colombia’s national team are through to the quarter finals of the World Cup! So to help get you in the mood for a day off (or make you […]

Festival Lineup Featured

  This month Bogota is playing host to its very own month of music, or ‘Festival of Festivals’ as I’ve also seen it called. Basically, if you’re coming to Colombia (or you’re already here) this May you’re in for a magical, musical treat. Colombia isn’t exactly short of music on any other given day, however, […]

Salsa al Parque 2014

  We all love salsa, right? There’s nothing like hearing that rhythm, shaking those hips, and, if you’re anything like me, invariably ending up looking like a total fool…Well, luckily for the likes of me, this weekend sees two whole days of salsa action heading to Bogota’s Parque Simon Bolivar, as the 17th Annual Salsa […]


  Friday is here (quite predictably to be honest…), and we’re counting down the hours ’til we can turn off the computer, pick up a bottle of guaro and hit the town. And what better music to boogie to on a Friday than the Pacific coast hip-hop of Colombia’s mighty Chocquibtown. Seeing as they’ve just […]

El Gabo

  Gabriel Garcia Marquez will forever be remembered as a man of letters; a literary icon almost without equal, and the originator of the Latin American literary ‘boom’ with whom he is synonymous. However, what many people may not know is that music was as much, if not more, of a part of his life […]