From the old preserved and protected neighbourhood of La Candalaria to the thriving flash and fashion-driven district of Chapinero, the centre of Bogotá gives its visitor a unique experience of contrasts in what is often referred to as South America’s Athens.
The name comes from the high number of universities in the city and the level of education of the Bogotanos or Rolos, as the people of Bogotá are known. Colombians are rightfully also very proud of the city’s layout...
On a map, the Zona Cafetera ("Coffee Zone") of Colombia is relatively small, however the extremely hilly landscape of the region helps the Andean country to be the second largest coffee producer in the world. This very same landscape, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, also allows for some incredible hiking.
Unlike the likes of the Inca Trail in Peru, Cotopaxi in Ecuador or Torres del Paine in Chile, the trekking landscapes of the Zona Cafetera in Colombia are incredibly...