Monthly Archives: October 2013

Quinta de Bolívar – Salad Days in Bogotá

Nestling at the foot of the Cerro de Monserrate and now on the outskirts of Bogotá, the Quinta de Bolívar was once a country estate set apart from the city. In 1820, the Colombian people gave the Quinta to Simón … Continue reading

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Cerro de Monserrate – Breathless in Bogotá

Visible from most of Bogotá, the high Andean peak of the Cerro de Monserrate towers over the city. The steep rise of this mountain wall curtails expansion to the East and brings the city to an abrupt stop. Adrenalin pushed … Continue reading

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Bogotá: 2600 Metres Closer to the Stars

Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Eastern cordillera, ‘The Athens of South America’ stands at 2625 metres on a high Andean plateau – the Altiplano Cundiboyacense.       Now one of the largest cities in South America, Bogotá … Continue reading

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