Bogota, Colombia
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Burned Out? Rained Out? Welcome to Bogota, Colombia

Bogota Colombia
I’m not sure what it was – either I was depressed or the gloomy, cold, rainy weather of Bogota was making my soul shrivel a bit.

Don’t get me wrong, Bogota is a pretty cool city with lots of things to do and see… if you can get past the whole weather thing. After spending the past few months in the Caribbean, being in the chilly Andes just wasn’t doing it for me. Not a fan. It was almost unfair for Bogota for us to arrive during rainy season (like we always do).

Rainy Bogota

We were hit with creature comforts we hadn’t had in weeks, even months.

A pillow-top bed.

A down comforter.

A farty dog to keep you warm at night.

Hot showers.

Fast internet.

And a washer… AND dryer!

All I wanted to do was the feel like a normal person again. I get it, my body doesn’t like to be in the state of constant motion. If it were up to it, we would be back in apartments like our time in Coco, Costa Rica.

I’m sorry that I didn’t give you a chance Bogota.

You’re just not the one for me.

P.S. The weather didn’t bother Shaun so he rather enjoyed the city. Granted, his eyes were nearly falling out of his head with the billions of places to skateboard.

Here are a few pictures that I managed to snap in between hiding under our comforter and drinking coffee with a scarf, jacket, and socks on INDOORS.



Capital of Colombia

What is Bogota Like

Travel to Bogota

One of the many people who make their living storytelling.
Guards in front of the President’s house… goofing off between up time.
Thank you Jeff for being so awesome!

As you can tell we like our old home of Coco, Costa Rica. It kept a little part of our heart. If you are looking to spend some time there, consider vacation rentals in Costa Rica.

16 thoughts on “Burned Out? Rained Out? Welcome to Bogota, Colombia”

  1. You are not alone… we didn’t take to Bogota and the weather was fine for our visit. Loved Cartagena, Medellin, the Ciudad Perdida trek… but Bogota was bleh. It didn’t help we were staying in the backpacker haven of Candelaria, which was overpriced and not spectacular. They can’t all be winners 😉

    1. @Leslie: Man, I wish we had money for the Lost City trek – just have to put things in priority now. 😛 Candelaria looked like a SHADY part of town where the hostels are. We walked around for a while.

  2. No pictures of Dexter?!?!

    I hear you on Bogota, I really liked it but MAN the rain is killer! Had a similar feeling in Quito- stupid Andes.

    Luckily it’s all sunshine most of the time down here on the Ecuador coast!

  3. I know exactly what you mean, sometimes you just need to be cozy and bad weather doesn’t do anything useful in that situation.

    The photos your captured are lovely and I hope that you are feeling better!

    1. @Amanda: It is a nice city – there are a million things to do there. It is just hard for someone like me who likes temperate weather or… not so much rain.

  4. I understand completely, We were in Bogota for 9 days and it rained every day. The city was nice enough but I hated the cold and rain. I’m in Medellin now and it’s much warmer and drier!

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