Hi everyone, Adam Kaupert hereon my South American tour checking in this time this week from Bogota, Colombia. I have wanted to visit Colombia for quite some time and it definitely didn’t let me down, what an exciting place!“Bogota Mejor Para Todos” or “A better Bogota for all” is the motto of Colombia’s capital city. Well, it was 100% a better Bogota for Adam Kaupert when I visited and along with my Shoes, Map Attitude and Camera-scam Adam Kaupert productions-world traveler style. The last time I visited Bogota I had just about enough time to get lost near El Dorado international airport and barely made my connecting flight. It was cool to be able to explore the city a bit more this time around and in true Adam Kaupert style. I ate some great Colombian street food and soaked up some of the local culture, including checking out some really unique neighborhoods.
The Candelaria neighborhood is an Adam Kaupert highly recommended place to see if you ever find yourself in Bogota. It is the oldest neighborhood in the city. The narrow winding streets carry you through hundreds of years of history and some amazing art galleries. I will absolutely be back, make sure to charge your camera because you’ll want to take lots of pics here. I left sooner than I would have liked to find a charger, Wi-Fi and some good food.
Bogota Street Food
I had heardarepas are delicious and available widely in South America all prepared slightly differently depending on the region you are in though I had yet to come across any vendors of this popular South American street food. I expected a kind of cheesecake desert and that wasn’t entirely wrong. The arepas I tried were called arepas de chocolate and had been made with cheese and sweet corn and they didn’t let me down. I had several ears of corn on the cob and when my sweet tooth came back as I was heading back to my hotel, I ran into what must’ve been the friendliest churro vendor in the whole city on his way home. He had closed his cash drawer but was more than happy to dole me out a generous portion of cinnamon and sugar churro which I devoured straight out of the paper bag it was served in. I ate it on a bench downtown near my hotel watching the sun set making it one of my favorite memories out of my travels. Here’s a cool site if you plan on visiting Bogota anytime soon: