Melgar Colombia

  –> Colombia Dolar (TRM) <– Well, it seems the Bogota weather curse has returned with a vengeance! After what seemed like months of pretty respectable weather by the Colombian capital’s standards, the rain is falling in buckets again. I’d almost forgotten what it was like walking down the hill for a coffee and coming […]

Ah, the sweet glory of a “puente” (long weekend). In Colombia there are far more than we get back in Europe, the States or in Australia, and at certain times of the year it can feel like you’re on full-time vacation. –> Colombia Dolar (TRM) <– Luckily for those of us living in Colombia, the […]

The friendly family in La Mesa

I love Bogotá, I love the energy, the buzz in the air, I love the hipsters in Chapinero and the small tiendas, I love sitting in a café and people watching, I love the public displays of affection, the longboarders riding down the street, the runners on the ciclovia, the business men in suits licking […]

It’s not every day that someone asks you to jump off a bridge. You’d think I might take it as an insult, but actually it seemed like a pretty good idea at the time. I was in Tena, just out of La Mesa, about 60km from Bogotá, and I was spending the day hiking, abseiling, rock-hopping […]

Fincas have been part of Spanish culture for centuries and the term traditionally refers to a rural or agricultural estate. More recently, fincas have become popular as holiday homes, with their typically countryside setting offering a perfect escape from city life. In Colombia there’s an abundance of fincas that dot the farmlands surrounding many of […]