It gets easier, right? (Bogota to Villa de Leyva)

My GPS was telling me to turn left. “A la isquierda,” the voice in my head kept repeating. To my left was what would barely qualify as a farmers track. That couldn’t be right. I pulled out my phone to take a look at the map. It wanted me to go left in order to … Continue reading It gets easier, right? (Bogota to Villa de Leyva)

Contrasts in Bogota

Bogota is an ugly city with mostly grey buildings and terrible traffic, but with incredible graffiti. In fact, I think it's downplaying the quality of the works to call them graffiti  because they truly are amazing. Bogotans have embraced street art in a big way, recognizing it's the best way to cheer up an otherwise architecturally uninspiring … Continue reading Contrasts in Bogota