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Re: Colombia Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2021, 01:22:53 AM »
Any advice for activities in Cartagena?

I have walking around old city, Castillo de San Felipe, Montes di Maria (how to do effectively?), Chiva bus, and scuba diving.

Also interested in a private tour guide if anybody has a recommendation.
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Re: Colombia Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2021, 01:42:12 AM »
In Bogota the best activities appear to be coffee farm visit/tour, Lake Guatavita (nearby Tominé Reservoir is a hub for water sports) - can also do by helicopter, Monoserrate mountain overlooking city - You can take the Funicular up and Telefiroco down, the historic La Candelaria neighborhood+graffiti tour, emerald market, emerald museum, and this horseback tour looks amazing https://www.viator.com/tours/Bogota/Half-Day-of-Horseback-Riding-along-Mountain-Trails-in-Bogota/d4560-42282P2
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Re: Colombia Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2022, 02:08:53 PM »
I’ll be traveling to Bogota for work for two days. Any leads on kosher food, accommodations and any site seeing (that I may be able to stick in) will be greatly appreciated

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Re: Colombia Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2022, 03:32:20 PM »

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Re: Colombia Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2022, 12:36:40 AM »
Thanks!

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Re: Colombia Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2024, 12:40:27 AM »
I thinking of traveling to Bogota for a day or two. Is it safe? Any reccs on where to stay and where to eat? Can I get a driver? Any information would be appreciated.

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Re: Colombia Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2024, 08:21:15 AM »
I thinking of traveling to Bogota for a day or two. Is it safe? Any reccs on where to stay and where to eat? Can I get a driver? Any information would be appreciated.

We used these guys for a half day layover airport pickup/tour. https://grancolombiatours.com/. They gave us a driver and guide and took us to the main sites (I don’t think you need more than a day). There were definitely areas we drove through that felt unsafe and like many places around the world and especially South America, you have to be careful. But with the car dropping us off right at a site, the guide walking with us and driver ready at pickup spot as soon as we finished, we weren’t really “on the street” much. Dollar goes far there so it was cheap compared to what we’re used to paying for a car and two people.

https://www.kosherbogota.com/ For restaurants. We ate  at kosher express and food was good (world class schnitzel).

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Re: Colombia Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2024, 08:43:11 AM »
Speak to Chabad before eating fleishigs there. After my conversation I only ate fish.
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Re: Colombia Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2024, 08:50:30 AM »
Thanks for the information. Is there any area best to stay?
Are there Jewish guides? I actually want to go to one of the Jewish cemeteries in Bogota and would love someone that knows information on getting in etc....

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Re: Colombia Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2024, 05:39:14 PM »
Any recent Bogota or Cartagena trs?