Recently, I visited Bogota on a trip to see Opportunity International’s operations. Bogota is the capital of Colombia and located right in the middle of the country. It’s a unique city where it’s located in the mountains at 8,612 feet above sea level. For comparison purposes, Vail, Colorado sits at 8,150 feet. So, as you could imagine, even a short walk to the local coffee shop, Juan Valdez Café (think Starbucks of South America) would leave one short of breath.
Bogota is a city on the move. With a population over 7 million, it is a city that is rapidly advancing. Once known for its violence during the 80’s and early 90’s, Bogota is a friendly city with tourism being one of its largest industries and vital to its economy. Many people around the world flock to Bogota to experience and absorb the culture, art galleries, museums and architecture – as the city offers rich history and some of the finest restaurants in South America. This was evident as I saw several Americans and other tourist when I visited the Gold Museum, Salt Cathedral, Emerald Trade Center and my new favorite restaurant – Crepes & Waffles.Read More