How much does it cost to live in Bogotá?

How much does it cost to live in Bogotá?

How much does it cost to live in Bogotá? Of course the question depends on who you are, and the notoriously fickle field of statistics. Notwithstanding that, we present our armchair-expert findings distilled from various websites and our own random survey in the local corner shop.
Ask Jazid, Colombian superstitions

Do you believe in Colombian superstitions?

Every country has its own unique rituals that people use to attract good fortune and repel bad luck. In his latest column, our intrepid agony uncle Jazid Contreras explores some of these quirky Colombian superstitions and the magical thinking behind them.
Cerveza Águila's price lowered. What's behind this decision?

In Colombia, Bavaria rules the beer market

Next time you drink a cold Águila beer for $1.500, you can thank James Rodriguez. Bavaria has decided to lower price of one of its...
Homeless Bogotá, Bronx Bogotá

Bogotá’s homeless: Down and about in the city

From addiction to displacement, there are many factors that push people to live on the street. Gerald Barr speaks to some of the city’s homeless population so that they can tell some of their stories in their own words.
Bogota Environment, Bogotá recycling

Bogotá recycling – A waste of time

Charlotte Ryan examines Bogotá's rubbish problem, Bogotá recycling, and the government’s apparent disregard for a growing community of environmentally conscious citizens. Bogotá has a waste...

Yagé: On the Quest for Spiritual Enlightenment in Colombia

My first glimpse of Abuelo Avelino, an 85 year old Taita (Healer) from the Cofan tribe in Putamayo, comes early on in the night...

‘Stranger than winning the lottery:’ Humble Colombian family goes viral on...

A widowed Colombian farmer and her two young sons have gone viral on YouTube, to their own shock and surprise. Now their videos are educating viewers on the realities of life as a campesino.
Corruption

Corruption in Colombia: Do you feel the bite?

This month, our regular columnist ponders the origins of graft, fraud, corruption, double dealing and misconduct. Find out how this culture goes back to Christopher Columbus and isn’t going away any time soon.
Colombia Korea relations

The Korean connection, Colombia in the korean war

North Korea hit the headlines this year when, on January 5, they claimed to have detonated their first hydrogen bomb. This was yet another threat to an uneasy peace which has lasted since the end of the Korean War. Kieran Duffy goes back over 65 years and takes a look at the little known role that 4,314 Colombians played in 1953.

Reflections on Afro-Colombian culture

As the month dedicated to highlighting some of the achievements and challenges faced by Afro-Colombian kicks off, ChocQuibTown singer Goyo and activist Edna Liliana Valencia Murillo chat to Laura Brown about being black in Colombia.