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Cl. 11 #6-50, Bogotá, Colombia
Made famous by Anthony Bourdain, La Puerta Falsa has been in business since 1816. Like most places in Colombia, with hundreds of years to perfect a dish the tamales here are insane. The mixed (pork/chicken) tamales (6,500 COP) completely blew my...
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Cl. 122 #17-17, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
If anyone knows where to get a good sweet, it's your grandmother, and Yanuba is packed with them (grandmothers and sweets). This european style cafe and bakery has been serving the Santa Barbara shopping district of Bogota since 1947. Sit down for...
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Tv. 4 Bis #57-52, Bogotá, Colombia
Even when traveling with a Bogota native, it was hard to find Mini-mal, a Colombian fusion restaurant tucked away in a nondescript Chapinero apartment building. While this makes entering feel exclusive and hip, the ambiance is quite the opposite....
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555 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
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This Cuban hideaway has been tucked in the Pearl in plain sight long before all the condos and redevelopment. It was an outpost that you could find the likes of Bill Maher at the bar after his standup show downtown. I had a waitress I got to know...
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141 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA
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Excellent food and great drink abound at this tight little bistro in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn. Well worth the taxi/subway there. Service was surprisingly friendly and pleasant, especially for NYC!
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LAS PAVAS, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
From Hacienda Venecia, an oasis in the mountains south of Medellin and west of Bogota, you can trace the journey of coffee from dirt to cup. Take a stroll among Hacienda Venecia's lush green gardens and meandering streams while discovering how...
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Today is Sunday (arrrgghhh!), and tomorrow is Columbus Day so everything is pretty well closed for 2 days (smart planning on my part). So after Sunday flea markets (a favorite of mine), we thought we should see the church on the beautiful hilltop...
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Carrera 44 #19a-100, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Compared to Bogota, I was surprised to not see as much art on every corner. But when I did stumble upon a museum or gallery, it proved to be quite inspiring. The new Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, houses a great collection of young and local...
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Run by a wife and husband team, Franca is your one stop shop. After purchasing an old colonial house with friends in the Chapinero neighborhood, they converted the building into a clothing shop, restaurant, tattoo parlor, and cafe. I spent hours...
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Cra. 6 #15-88, Bogotá, Colombia
If you are having a hectic week, full of meetings and conference calls, emails, deadlines...and you happen to be in Bogota, Colombia, stay over the weekend and spend some time in Downtown (La Candelaria). Before exploring this beautiful colonial...
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In Bogotá like everywhere else, graffiti and graffiti art was a crime. In 2011 Diego Felipe Becerra was spray-painting his signature Felix the Cat image on the walls of an underpass when he was killed by police. Public outrage and protests led to...
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Monserrate Bogotá, Colombia
The peak called Monserrate towers over central Bogotá and lends its name to the church that tops it. Perched more than 10,000 feet above sea level, the sanctuary—dedicated to the Passion of Christ—has beautiful gardens...
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Los Mártires, Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
As an off shoot of a walking tour of Bogota Historic Center, our guide took us to this market at our request (by taxi). It was just amazing! So many beautiful tropical fruits and other interesting things to look at. If you like visiting markets...
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Bogotá’s museum of all things gold is one of Colombia’s greatest treasures. Yet despite the name, you’ll find more here than just the precious metal. In addition to stunning displays drawing on a collection of more than...
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Km 12 Vía Bogotá La Calera, La Calera, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Just outside of Bogota,Colombia is the best food you have tasted. It's El Tambor , try it I believe you love it.
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La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia
The aftermath of the opening parade for the International Theater Festival in Bogotá in April. I have no idea how they even got the paint this far up on the building -- or if it comes off.
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Cra. 7 #11-10, Bogotá, Colombia
I arrived in overcast Bogota very early. My hostel was located in the La Candelaria neighborhood of downtown Bogota. The architecture of the old houses, churches and buildings has Spanish Colonial and Baroque styles. It houses several...