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 Responses to “Burned Out? Rained Out? Welcome to Bogota, Colombia”

  1. Drew December 21, 2011 at 2:48 am #

    Was that view in the top picture from Jeff’s apartment? Because it looks very, very familiar to me.

    • Erica December 24, 2011 at 3:08 am #

      @Drew: Yes it is! 😛 He likes to share his apartment.

  2. Leslie (Downtown Traveler) December 21, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    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 😉

    • Erica December 24, 2011 at 3:12 am #

      @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.

  3. Steph December 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    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!

    • Erica December 24, 2011 at 3:15 am #

      @Steph: I have a pic of him on my instagram but yeah – no pics lol. Can’t wait to catch some rays with you guys!

  4. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures December 21, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    What fantastic pics!

    • Erica December 24, 2011 at 3:15 am #

      @Andi: Thank you lady! The architecture was grand – just crap weather.

  5. Annie December 22, 2011 at 5:58 am #

    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!

    • Erica December 24, 2011 at 3:16 am #

      @Annie: Not at all! I’m glad he didn’t have a fireplace or I wouldn’t have moved for 2 weeks.

  6. Amanda December 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    It’s too bad the weather colored your view of Bogota – it looks like a very pretty city!

    • Erica December 24, 2011 at 3:20 am #

      @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.

  7. Runaway Brit December 28, 2011 at 12:13 am #

    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!

    • Erica December 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

      @Runaway Brit: It was a bit hard to deal with. Shaun really liked it.

  8. Scott December 30, 2011 at 1:53 am #

    Uuuh, that guy better have a story to explain that get up he is wearing!

    • Erica December 30, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

      @Scott: LOL!

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