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Mike Ceaser

Mike Ceaser

I grew up in N. California, but also worked for several newspapers in the southern U.S. To improve my Spanish, I traveled to Chile, where I taught English, then to La Paz, Bolivia for several years, to Paraguay and then to Venezuela, where I covered Hugo Chavez's 'revolution' for foreign media. But I became disillusioned with chavismo and wanted to see Colombia, which did not receive the attention it deserved, so I came to Bogotá about six years ago. After three years, I started Bogotá Bike Tours.

Green stones from Colombia, Bogotá's Emerald District


Colombia is known for its coffee, but it plays a much bigger role in the world emerald market, where it produces more than half of the stones - and some of the best ones.

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    Hi Mike, did you buy any emeralds on the street. If so were they good value.

Central Bogotá's Neighborhoods


While Bogotá hasn't experienced waves of foreign immigration like many other Latin American capitals, the city's neighborhoods do have characteristic personalities, formed during the city's growth north and south from the historical center.

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Bogotá's Street Fruit


Colombia's got lots of great fruits and street foods. And January happens to be a great month for street fruit, when vendors roll out carts piled high with mangostinos, pitayas, chantaduros and other great fruits.

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A Weekend of Neighborhood Festivals


This past weekend saw two of Bogotá's most traditional neighborhood festivals.

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