Home to about 8.8 million people, Bogota is Colombia's capital city and a city of contrasts. The city is both old and new, frantic and peaceful.
Century-old plazas and churches are shadowed by towering sky-scrappers, while peaceful tree-lined bicycle routes cut through wild-traffic avenues.
The city has been exposed to European and North American influences, which ensures that anything from traditional dishes (Ajiaco) to sushi or fast food restaurants can be found.
The city has generally gotten safer over the course of two decades, however tourist knife-point muggings have been common especially in La Candelaria. You should take caution walking alone or with valuables at night in the area.
Avoid Calle 9 up the hill nearer to the poorer neighborhoods of Barrio Egypto all-together (do not venture beyond Carrera 1).
Parque de los Periodistas, the road between Universidad de Los Andes and Monserrate and Marcarena (take a taxi and stick to the main restaurant streets) should be avoided. The northern districts are safer to walk around at night (Zona Rosa and Parque de la 93).
Women digital nomads should be aware that sexual harassment from men can happen on buses and BRT, especially during peak hours and at night.
Cheap cost of living, good internet access and a sizeable digital nomads community makes Bogota one of the top places for digital nomads.
The best time of year to travel to Bogotá is probably during the months of December, January, February and March. These are the months when the weather is driest.
April and May usually have the highest amounts of rain, with June and July following.