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Colombia

Time out for culture in Bogota

Ettica, whose son is a doctor in Knoxville, picked us up at our hotel the following morning. She and her husband, Isaac, also a doctor, were born in Colombia but their grandparents emigrated from Central Europe early in the 20th,…

Sunday in Bogota’s La Candelaria

We arranged through the hotel , The Charleston, for a half day city tour and when the guide came to pick us up early in the morning, we complained that the day was beginning damp and cold, not realizing at the time how precious a little…

Touring in Bogota

Donald and I arrived at the end of Bogota's rainy season and even though each day the skies were as to be expected, grey and over cast, we were lucky that when it rained, it chose to do so at night. Due to the altitude, the daytime…

Bogota, a return from the edge

Columbia is the oldest democracy in Latin America. Unlike many other Latin American countries, the Colombians have respect for their Constitution and the democratic process and in the 20th have only endured one military coup lasting…