Curtain Call

One of the highlights of this year’s cultural calendar has been Bogotá’s fourteenth Ibero-American Theatre Festival. This exciting biennial event was begun in 1988...

Syria Election Plans “Sham”

Plans to hold elections in Syria on June 3 have been dismissed as a farce by both the US and the EU. UN head Ban...

A Tale Of Two Restaurants: La Fama and Nueve

La Fama Having investigated a number of restaurants in the La Zona G, I find myself frequently coming back to La Fama, Colombian Spanish...

Elections For New Mayor

Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, has confirmed that there will be elections to choose a new Bogotá mayor. Speaking via his twitter account, the President...

Lourdes Church Reopens

After three years of repairs and restoration, Our Lady of Lourdes church has opened its doors to the public once again. Works involved repairing the...

Venezuelan Unrest Continues

Police ‘take control’ of San Cristobal after weeks of opposition occupation, officials say Caracas – Venezuelan police and security forces have “taken control” of the...
Gustavo Petro Mayor Bogota, Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal Verbs With Petro

Mark Kennedy’s article about the Petro situation contained quite a lot of interesting language.  Today, we-re going to examine some of the phrasal verbs...
Cycling in Bogota, Bogota bikes, Cycling

Two Wheels Good

Oli Pritchard sings the praises of cycling in the big bad city 07:45: I’m having a relaxed coffee before work, idly lounging in the cool...
Centro de Memoria Bogota, Bogota Arts

Reconcilliation Through Art

The most recent exhibitions at the Centro de Memoria have been garnering international attention - we met with the editor of ‘ArtReview’, and the...

The Mystery of San Agustin

We explore one of Colombia’s most ancient and mysterious destinations, where the magic of what was once a thriving civilization can be relived. Mention San...

McGuinness Optimistic On Peace Process

Irish politician Martin McGuinness takes time out during his first official visit to Bogotá to give his insights on the Colombian peace discussions. Northern Ireland’s...
Transmilenio Bogota, Female only Transmilenio

A Senseless Solution?

Jenny Boyle expresses her opinions about the recently implemented trial of women-only Transmilenio sections. The Transmilenio debate has opened up a nasty can of worms...
Estereo Picnic 2014

Estereo Picnic 2014

The festival breaks the bank but is worth every penny... Bogotá’s live music scene is just not comparable to those of major cities in Europe...

Que Pena Con Usted…

Brendan Corrigan dissects 'que pena', one of Colombia’s favourite phrases It’s not always best practice to translate sayings/phrases in one language directly into another and...

Droughts Part Of Wider ECO Conflicts

According to a study by European Union project Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT) released this week, Colombia scores first in the continent...
Ibero-American Theatre

Ibero-American Theatre Festival 2014

As you may have noticed from the posters adorning the doors, walls and lamp posts of the city, the thespians are coming to town. From...