Feria del Millón

Feria del Millón: If I had a Millón pesos…

Feria del Millón is back with just two days to explore the work of more than 60 emerging artists, all selling work for under 1.4 million pesos.

Colombo Americano Library: A secret sanctuary for readers

Hidden inside an unassuming building in the centre of Bogotá is the country’s best English-language library. 

Positive Signs From Deaf LGBT Community

Vladimir is deaf. He is also gay – which inspired him to create Arcoiris de sordos in 2006. This group caters to LGBT deaf people...
Bronx Bogotá

The Bronx: After the raid

Two months after 2,500 riot police entered the Bronx neighbourhood to take control of the infamous “olla”, which had long been associated with vice and degradation, the raid’s repercussions are still being felt.

Going Local: Avoiding overcharging when shopping

Gerald Barr is back with tips and tricks to get treated as a local, not a gringo, when shopping in Bogotá.
One Young World

One Young World coming to Bogotá

One Young World, an annual summit that aims to empower the leaders of tomorrow by providing a platform for them to engage with the problems of today, is coming to Bogotá.
New Year in Bogota

New Year in Bogotá

People travelling to Colombia around this time are no different, usually looking for somewhere fabulous to sing the local version of Auld Lang Syne and ring in the new year in style. However, if it’s your first time spending this occasion in the country, you’re probably in for a bit of a surprise.
2018 Bogotá gay pride parade

July 1 will see the 2018 Bogotá gay pride parade

The 2018 Bogotá gay pride parade will take place on July 1, marking the 23rd year for Bogota’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) to march.
Metro Bogotá

Peñalosa vs. Petro: The Metro

Mike Mackenna breaks down Bogotá Mayor-Elect Enrique Peñalosa and outgoing Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro’s most recent public spat, over the Bogotá metro construction project Bogotá...
Basura Cero, Bogota Recycling, Colombia Environment

Who’s behind Basura Cero?

Rubbish collectors: you see them every day on the streets of Bogota, and to many of the city’s residents the work they do is no different from panhandling on the street corner. But thanks to a Basura Cero (Zero Rubbish) initiative, some of the city’s rubbish collectors are seeing their jobs become formalised. Laura Sharkey talks to Ines, a Bogota rubbish collector.