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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.

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El Pasaje Rivas: 120 Years of Colombianness!


The Pasaje Rivas, a central Bogotá market which offers the essence of Colombianness, commemorated its 120th anniversary this week. The L-shaped pasaje connects Carrera Decima to Calle 10, and is full of souvenirs, furniture, clothing and lots more. Its vendors are proud that the pasaje pioneered the retail trade in Bogotá.

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Colombia's UNESCO Heritage Sites


The National Museum, in Bogotá, is holding a colorful exhibition about Colombia's 14 UNESCO World Heritage sites, which include both cultural and natural phenomena. These include very concrete things, such as the Coffee Region and carnaval parades, as well as immaterial phenomena such as music and indigenous peoples' traditional knowledge.

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Gabo in La Candelaria


On the 30th anniversary of Gabriel García Marquéz's Nobel Prize for literature, it seems worthwhile to look at a little-know chapter in his life: his time in Bogotá's La Candelaria neighborhood.

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  • ´Villa de leyva
    ´Villa de leyva says #
    I love the old man "GaBo", thanks for him Colombia have the meening of magical realism. Nice pictures of de Bogotas down town...
  • Jorge Orlando Melo
    Jorge Orlando Melo says #
    I forgot the image of the building in 7 with Jimenez. The building (Colombiana de Tabaco) was destroyed in 1956-57 to build El Tie...

Bogotá's Greatest Little-Known Museum

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The National Museum's recently-renovated front.

If you only have time to visit one museum in Bogotá, consider making it the less-known National Museum, which has a little of everything. Art? It's got abstract art, classical paintings, sculpture, modern art and even some Boteros. History? You'll find all you want, from pre-Columbian times, through the revolution, to Colombia's growth and contemporary exhibits. How about gold? They've got rooms of it, and silver, too. Anthropology? Yep. African face masks? Yep. Mummies? Yep. You get the idea.

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  • MARINA ARANGO
    MARINA ARANGO says #
    Thanks, hope all in your stay in my beautiful country be pleasant!
  • Hayward
    Hayward says #
    Colombia is a diverse country. In several trips I have only experienced a samll portion. My bus trip from Manizalas to Bogota was ...

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