Up and running
There was a time when Bogotá discouraged initiatives. Colombia was groaning under the weight of stereotypes; guerillas and drug trafficking made it a less-than-ideal vacation destination. Today, all that is changing. Boosted by the peace process between the FARC rebels and the government, the city seems to be brimming with energy, its head held high and standing tall. Art galleries are burgeoning, restaurants are flourishing, faces look brighter and there’s a festive ambiance. So don’t miss the boat. With the 2017 France-Colombia Year, people will be flocking to this city that still lies off the beaten track. So one word of advice: get a move on!