Estereo picnic 2016

Estereo Picnic 2016 line up announced

The line-up for 2016’s Estereo Picnic festival has been announced, with a number of top bands heading to Colombia for the first time, including headliners Florence + The Machine, British folk sensations Mumford & Sons and hip hop legend Snoop Dogg.
Colombiafurs

Seven years of fluff in the city

Fayida Jailler gets to know members of, Colombiafurs, Bogotá’s ‘furry’ community and discovers an anthropomorphic subculture When I turned up to the seventh anniversary of...
Rock al Parque 2016

Bogotá rocks: Rock al Parque 2016

Every year, Bogotá hosts a whole cavalcade of free or subsidised cultural events, but without a doubt the biggest is Rock al Parque. With the full line up now confirmed, Oli Pritchard looks ahead to the 2016 festival and some of the bands who will be playing.
Bogotá shopping districts

Bogotá shopping districts

Bogotá is awash with streets, and even whole neighbourhoods, where just one item or service, and pretty much nothing else, can be purchased. Chris Erb discovers that there are districts for everything from pets, electronics, leather, printers and hairdressers to concentrations of restaurants selling the exact same thing.
Top Ten Colombian flims

Ten must-see Colombian films

As we are in the midst of an exciting new era in Colombian cinema, The Bogota Post takes a look at the history of the national industry and picks out some of the most memorable movies made in Colombia.
Video Club

Video killed the electronic star

The city’s latest offering seeks to go against the grain of the typical electronic venues. Azzam Alkadhi meets the owners of Video Club to...
New Year's Eve Bogotá 2015

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve

Exactly how 2015 has come to such a rapid end is beyond the team at The Bogotá Post - it might have something to...

New Year’s Eve parties

If you’re in Bogota and stuck for a plan, be grateful that you’re in the capital, as there are at least a few events...
FILBo 2016, Diana Uribe

Diana Uribe: a journey through peace processes

Diana Uribe is a Colombian historian and philosopher as well as journalist. I have heard her tell her stories over many years and her talk at the FILBo book fair was one of the most amazing yet.
Ed Sheeran Bogotá, What to do in Bogotá

What to do in Bogotá in 2017

From free concerts in the park to top class international art fairs, you can be sure there won’t be a dull moment this year in the capital. Laura Brown shares some of her top entertainment picks for what to do in Bogotá in 2017.

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Estéreo Picnic 2017

Estéreo Picnic 2017, Damp but not Dampened

Estéreo Picnic 2017 revellers were delighted by the performances and undeterred by the rain, as Linda Gómez discovered.
Hiking Bogotá, Quebrada Las Delicias, Quebrada La Vieja, Bogotá´s Mountain trails

Hiking Bogotá: The hills are alive with the sound of walkers!

Having a huge forest reserve right on the edge of the city makes for some excellent hill walking. Gerald Barr is on hand with a guide to hiking Bogotá mountain trails.
Festival Estéreo Picnic

Festival Estéreo Picnic: A day to remember

Linda Gómez is at the second day of the Festival Estéreo Picnic, the attendees braved mud, rain, anxiety and despair, as they waited for the band that for many perhaps had been their motivation for buying the ticket: The Strokes.
La Niña

La Niña: Life after war

La Niña is a new series which follows the life of a woman trying to escape her past as a guerrilla fighter in a fitting story for Colombia’s current situation. Jazid Contreras speaks to director Rodrigo Triana.
Santa Fe

A portrait of Santa Fe

Once a prestigious district, home to poets, intellectuals, traders and merchants, Santa Fe is now a red light zone, home instead to strip clubs, sex workers and brothels. Fayida Jailler speaks to two artists who are working to capture the realities of Santa Fe, an area that has become synonymous with sex.
trust in Colombia, Colombia peace process

Making Colombians trust again

If you’ve lived in Colombia long enough, you will have heard locals say that you can’t trust anyone here and that you need to be cautious (no des papaya!). Veronika Hoelker and Julia Lledín examine the importance of trust and confidence-building measures in the post-agreement phase.

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