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Image of a missing homeless man  

Image of a missing homeless man

A splash of colour bringing light to darkness

April 24th 2016
We didn't really know what to expect going to Bogota, other than it being colder than where we arrived from. We came to find a sprawling city in the highlands of Colombia with larger than life street art and a dark intriguing history. Sometimes the 2 were even intertwined. We decided to stay in the area called 'La Candelaria' a small section of the humongous sprawling city. One of the hippest ... read more
South America » Colombia » Bogota

Colombian Flag Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
24th April 2016

Love the graffiti!
Really talented street artists there, and how great that they've managed a system to discourage taggers. The paintings that touched me most deeply were those painted to commemorate missing homeless people--brilliant idea. I dislike a big police presence, but at least now we get to visit this amazing country. Not so long ago, no one would think of going. Trade-offs, but I'm so glad you both enjoyed your stay and got a glimpse of the underbelly of the city that people had warned you against.
26th April 2016

Re: Love the graffiti!..
The art work here was incredible, there is a definitely a sense of community and family there. Yes, a few years ago lot of places were definitely no-go areas, even for the police, whereas know it's a lot safer - other than petty crime but you get that in most capitals. We're glad we went, we wish'd we had more time there to explore more.

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