Bogota Stereotype No2: The Bicinazi

Don’t even get me started on the inexplicable night-time ciclovia, I promised myself that this wouldn’t end up as a rant and so I must direct my attentions back to my next Bogotá Stereotype, No 2 the Bicinazi. It’s a tough one to call, and I am wary of the term Bicinazi, but in the Read more about Bogota Stereotype No2: The Bicinazi[…]

Beautiful Bogota or How I Came to Love the Smog

Something has to give in beautiful Bogota. The smog in this city now borders on the ludicrously dangerous. I have not looked for statistics on cases of juvenile asthma or other respiratory conditions, I’ll leave that to the experts in the Secretary of Health, but I bet numbers are sky-rocketing. Much is made of the Read more about Beautiful Bogota or How I Came to Love the Smog[…]

Bogota’s Transport: Indifference and Corruption.

On the back of an opinion piece I penned some days ago, I find myself wondering about the state of Bogota and what the future has in store for the Colombian capital. I mentioned that problems of noise contamination and pollution so frequently discussed in the mainstream media here are distinctly first world issues and Read more about Bogota’s Transport: Indifference and Corruption.[…]

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