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Bogotá - Experience South America's way of life
Bogotá is the capital of Colombia. The city hosts various interesting festivals and boasts a cheap public transport network. A popular destination outside of Bogotá is the Tequendama waterfall, which can be visited all year round. Due to the high altitude, temperatures rarely climb above 23 degrees Celsius. The drier months are from December to March and July to August.
In March or April the "Semana Santa" takes place at Easter and in July or August the important music festival "Rock al Parque" is held in the city. In addition, at the beginning of August, the "Festival de Verano" can be visited. This is a huge summer festival that offers, among other things, cultural and sports activities. For the annual anniversary of the city's founding on August 5 and 6, the "Carnaval de Bogotá" is held.
US tourists do not need a visa to enter the country for a planned stay of maximum 90 days. It should be noted that there is a risk of robbery in the city and that violence is generally high. No resistance should be offered in the event of a robbery.
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As a culinary speciality you can try "Ajiaco" in Bogotá. This is a creamy chicken soup with different types of potatoes and corn on the cob, garnished with cream and capers and served in combination with rice and avocado. The cost of living in the city varies greatly depending on the area.
Cabs can be used to travel from El Dorado airport to the city center, with prices ranging from about 15,000 to 25,000 COP. The journey takes about 20 minutes. Also possible for those who know the area is a transfer by bus, at a cost of about 1,700 to 2,000 COP.
Overnight stays in a hostel can be booked from about 25,000 COP per night and in a 3-star hotel from about 52,000 COP. In addition, apartments are available for prices starting at 110,000 COP per night. A popular area for budget accommodation is the historic district of La Candelaria.
Bogotá has an inexpensive local public transport system, which is provided by buses.