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SIM CARDS:

Found in any local cell shop, some retailers might ask for your passport to make photocopies and some won't bother.  The price ranges from 5.000 to 20.000 pesos.  Your smart phone needs to be unlocked.


List of Internet Cafe's in Bogota...  Not sure how reliable the list is.. Let me know!  Click HERE


Well, just like any other south American Latin country, public transport is... what it is!  For Colombia it's not any different, yet they do obviously have some established public transport.  In the capital, Bogota, there is a public transport in place to travel by bus rather efficiently.  The web site is only in Spanish and you get it HERE TRANSMILENIO 


UBER MOVES:  Bogota, Cali and Medellin


Intra National Bus Travel:

Bolivariano:  Offers multiple buss routes within Colombia.  

​Rapido Ochoa:  Also offering multiples routes within Colombia


Apart from that, getting around majority of the country you will have different options, such as motorcycle taxis, tricyle moto-taxis (tuk tuk's) and hitchhiking.  Hitchhiking is a little uncommon in Colombia, not many people will stop their cars to pick up people as I have read, regardless, no matter the country you are in, be safe and be cautious when hitching a ride.


Something to consider when traveling into Colombia, there are no major roads coming from 3 neighboring countries: Panama, Brazil and Peru. There are no roads from Panama, and there are small roads between Colombia and Peru or Brazil, but they do not lead to any major cities or regions.  From Panama, entering by boat is a possibility.  


Staying safe in Colombia:  Remember if Colombians take the time to give you advice and tips on where not to go, it is in your best interest to listen.  While Bogota, Medellin, Cali, and Cartagena are the most popular tourist areas, you must still remain vigilant and probably should minimize your time outdoors after dark.  I also recommend from the readings I have done, avoid doing drugs or buying any for the matter.  Just something you DO NOT want to get caught with, especially in Columbia.


WATER:  Safe to drink in major cities, but it is very chlorinated.  Advisable to still drink bottled water.


​CoWorking In Cali:  

Casa O Coworking:  Google Maps - Tel:  +57 2 3742473 - ***Not 100% certain on location, but I think its good.  Please let me know!


A FEW PLACES TO VISIT WHILE IN COLOMBIA:

  1. San Agustin Archeological Park:  Home to more than 500 monoliths, statues, petroglyphs and sarcophagi, ost of the stone carvings at San Agustin were created between 100 A.D. and 1200 A.D. - Google Maps

  2. ​​Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona:  Tayrona National Park is a must-see place for travelers who enjoy nature and exploring old ruins. - Google Maps
  3. ​​The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira:  Famous for its salt mines and for the Salt Cathedral built inside the network of monumental chambers and tunnels that were left behind when commercial mining operations ceased. - Google Maps
  4. ​​Museo del Oro:  Bogota Gold Museum - Google Maps
  5. ​National Coffee Park:  Google Maps
  6. Colombian National Museum:  National Museum of Colombia housing collections on its history, art, culture - Bogotá. - Google Maps 
  7. ​​Tequendama Falls:  A 132 metres high waterfall of the Bogotá River, 32 kilometres southwest of Bogotá in the municipality of San Antonio. - Google Maps​​


NIGHTLIFE IN COLOMBIA:

Medellin:

  1. ​Spazio44 - Disco Club - Google Maps
  2. Dulce Jesús Mío - Dance Club - Google Maps

Bogota:

  1. ​Theatron - Bar, Club - Google Maps
  2. The Irish Pub - Bar - Google Maps

Cartagena:

  1. Pley Club - ​Dance Club - Google Maps
  2. ​​CAFE HAVANA - Bar, Live Band - Google Maps



INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS OF COLOMBIA:


​1: El Dorado International Airport - Bogota - BOG

(Within a 20 KM radius)


HEALTHCARE IN BOGOTA:

  1. Hospital Universitario Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota: Calle 119 No. 7-75. Bogota - Google Maps 

  2. Clínica del Country:   30 Min 16 KM, Carrera 16 #82-57, Bogotá, Colombia - Google Maps -


CoWorking Space Bogota:

  1. ​​AtomHouse - Bogota:  31 Min 15 KM - Google MapsTel: +57 1 2551952

  2. Magicville + Living Quarters: 22 Min 13 KM - Google Maps -  Tel: +57 1 6598000
  3. Urban Station - G Zone:  33 Min 17 KM - Google MapsTel: +57 1 7446991


HOSTELS IN BOGOTA:(Closest hostels to airport with good ratings)

  1. ​​La Pinta:  25 Min 14 KM  - Google MapsTel: +57 1 2119526.  Recommended to take a Taxi, roughly 8USD or 17.000 COL Pesos from the airport, you can also call the Hostel for possible pickup.
  2. Masaya Hostel Bogotá:  25 Min, 17 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +57 310 6092782​
  3. 12:12 Hostels:  25 Min, 15 KM - Google MapsTel: +57 313 3874231


​2: José María Córdova International Airport - Medellin  International Airport - MDE

(Within a 50 KM radius)  Not much around this airport, as its afurther away from the city roughly an hour away.  About 60, 000 Pesos for an hour taxi ride.


HEALTHCARE IN MEDELLIN:

  1. Hospital Universitario San Vicente Fundacion:  57 Min 37 KM, #65- a, Carrera 50c #65115, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia -  Google Maps - Tel: +57 4 444 1333

  2. Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe: 50 Min 42 KM, Calle 78b, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia- Google Maps -  Tel: +57 4 445 9000


CoWorking Space MEDELLIN:

  1. ​Casa 98 Coworking Space:  53 Min 30 KM - Google MapsTel: +57 4 2993658, Mobile: 300 3012566 


HOSTELS IN MEDELLIN:  

  1. Yellow House Hostel:  58 Min 47.5 KM = Google Maps - Tel: +57 4 4112873

  2. Hotel Conquistadores:  52 Min 36.5 KM - Google MapsTel: +57 4 5123232 - Cheap like a Hostel.
  3. Buddha Hostel Medellin:  48 Min 37 KM - ​Google Maps - Tel: +57 4 4139322

"Almost twenty years ago Karen left her hometown of Philadelphia to pursue expat life, and she’s still loving it. Once co-editor of a literary magazine in Philadelphia, she now lives in Bogota, Colombia, and writes about what moves her; eating, traveling and listening to people’s fascinating stories." -Karen-

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