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  1. the urbanist: bogotá
    Go Deeper: What to Read, Watch, and Download Before Visiting BogotáOur list of essentials include the lesser-known novels of Gabriel García Márquez, a Vice documentary, and a hip-rolling psychedelic cumbia band.
  2. the urbanist: bogotá
    Cloud Forests, Coffee Haciendas, and Other Ways to Escape BogotáThe city’s chaotic traffic and never-ending sprawl can feel suffocating. But take a short drive and you’re surrounded by Andean greenery.
  3. the urbanist: bogotá
    One Night in Bogotá? This Is How You Should Spend ItEating braised cow hump, salsa dancing, and drinking in an old brothel.
  4. the urbanist: bogotá
    The Ultimate Street Art Guide to BogotáThis is one of the most graffiti-friendly cities on Earth, but it wasn’t always that way. Local legend CRISP explains.
  5. the urbanist: bogotá
    Five Archetypal Bogotán Drinks and Where to Order ThemIncluding Colombian coffee, craft beer, and low-alcohol Andean chicha.
  6. the urbanist: bogotá
    All Day and All Night in La Macarena, the Bushwick of BogotáIndie bookshops, innovative restaurants, and raging rumba discos — there’s something for everyone in this bohemian neighborhood.
  7. the urbanist: bogotá
    Bogotá’s Art Scene Is on Fire — These Are the Galleries to KnowA clutch of ambitious and experimental projects spread across town.
  8. the urbanist: bogotá
    Where Two of Bogotá’s Hottest Chefs Eat Every Meal of the DaySergio Meza’s and Álvaro Clavijo’s top picks for lamb ribs, two-handed sandwiches, and gin-and-salvia sours.
  9. the urbanist: bogotá
    How to Shop Like a Local in BogotáAchiote, Afro-Colombian vinyl, or all-natural soap — whatever you’re on the hunt for, here’s where to find it.
  10. the urbanist: bogotá
    How to Avoid Other Tourists in BogotáAlternatives to Monserrate, La Candelaria, Andrés Carne de Res, the Museo del Oro, and the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá.
  11. the urbanist: bogotá
    Where the Locals Would Stay in Bogotá If They Weren’t LocalTraffic in the Colombian city can be a nightmare, so choose your hotel wisely.
  12. the urbanist: bogotá
    Week 6: Give It Half a Chance and Bogotá Will Blow Your MindAncestral drinks now appear on tasting menus and old bull rings host concerts, but Bogotá is still its wild self — if you know where to look.
  13. Hundreds Dead, Many Missing After Floodwaters and Mudslides Hit Colombian CityIt’s the worst natural disaster the country has faced in decades.
  14. This Vibrant River Is Known As ‘the Liquid Rainbow’Beautiful, but good luck finding it.
  15. Colombian Voters Reject Historic Peace DealThe vote has complicated the end of Colombia’s 52-year-long civil war.
  16. The Chain Gang
    First Colombia Starbucks Promises to Brew Only Local CoffeeAn opportunity for Colombians to buy back overpriced cups of their own coffee.
  17. activism
    Sex Strike in Colombia Sees ResultsFor now, at least.
  18. Secret Service Employee on Leave Stayed at Hotel Where Obama Would Check InThe Hilton in Cartagena.
  19. How a Few Horny Agents Made the Secret Service Look Bad Is it really the agency’s worst scandal?
  20. It Looks Like Hillary Clinton Had a Pretty Good Time in ColombiaThere are photos to prove it. 
  21. The Secret Service Scandal Is Not Going Away Anytime SoonJust in case you thought that was a possibility. 
  22. Mediavore
    Ludo and Voltaggio Defend Their Dues; McDonald’s Has A Marathon ManThe L.A. chefs recount the years toiling away as teenage cooks.
  23. Hillary Clinton Calls Mexican Drug Cartels an InsurgencyThe Obama administration is suddenly singing a different tune about the drug wars.
  24. New Species of Amazonian Titi Monkey Not Really Into Being DiscoveredSome monkeys do not want to be found.
  25. Foodievents
    Cool Beans: Dallis Coffee Tours, Birch Coffee Cold Brew, and Juan ValdezThe latest in coffeeland.
  26. Mediavore
    Fat Duck to Serve Whale Vomit For Christmas; Cannabis Cafe Coming to PortlandA British restaurant serves the ultimate in gross-out food, while a Portland Cafe attempts to serve marijuana with food.
  27. Marketing Gimmicks
    Juan Valdez Says ‘Buenos Dias’ to NYCThought Obama was yesterday’s most enthralling out-of-town visitor?
  28. NewsFeed
    Bourdain Declares Colombia ‘Vacation Wonderland’The troubled nation makes a believer of the last man you’d expect.
  29. Mark Penn Hits the Ol’ Dusty Trail. But Will That Help Hillary?If nothing else, it’s a morale boost to Clinton staffers who chafed at Penn’s presence.
  30. Bill Clinton, Colombian MuseProving that he’s the perfect centerpiece for any type of event, Bill Clinton headlined a cocktail party given by the government of Colombia and promoting tourism there, held at the Villard Houses Friday. (Why him? “For believing in our country and encouraging others to do the same,” according to the invite.) Even better than Clinton’s mere presence, though, was what attendees received in their gift bags: a CD by Los Niños Vallenatos del Turco Gil — apparently the Menudo of the Colombian countryside — praising Clinton.