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A Bogota with the most varied cuisine and the resurgence of its downtown area as one of the great attractions of the Colombian capital were highlighted by The Guardian, UK, in a lengthy article published this week.
"The landscape is changing rapidly in Bogota. People who left the downtown area for security reasons and left the neighborhood in the 90's are coming back," said the article written by Vicky Bakker, who visited Bogotá with the support of Proexport Colombia and the Tourism Promotion Fund of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism.
"La Peluquería" (The Hairdresser's Shop), La Candelaria, nightclubs "La Trementina" and "Le Coc", the Park Way and, on the city outskirts, attractions like Andrés Carne de Res restaurant in Chia, and the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira and Guatavita.
"My first visit to Bogotá was in 2008; before this had certain preconceptions of the city but because I knew nothing about the country in general. On this second visit I expected to find a place a bit on the edge of danger, but it was entirely the opposite; I felt at peace, even better than in other cities in South America," said Bakker when discussing the article.
The text highlights places such as "La Peluquería" (The Hairdresser's Shop), La Candelaria, nightclubs such as "La Trementina" and "Le Coc", the Park Way road in La Soledad and, on the city outskirts, attractions like Andrés Carne de Res restaurant in Chia, and the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira and Guatavita.
"I liked to go beyond the traditional offerings. I felt I had discovered new alternatives in the city, which is what interests my readers (The Guardian, Independent, etc.). I enjoyed hearing the stories of the chefs and restaurant owners I visited, to see the passion they bring to their work encouraged me to recommend these places in my article. My general recommendation of Bogota as a destination is for anyone interested in culture, art, culinary trends and nightlife."