Unlike most capital cities, Bogota has few high-rise buildings but the ones the city does have, seemed particularly skinny. We found out later that Bogota will soon have the tallest high-rise on the continent.
Ricardo said it was important for us to celebrate life as the indigenous people do and tie the totuma, the small wooden bowl, around our neck and drink from it. Bogota residents often have a variety of sizes of totuma bowls in their kitchens, Ricardo stated.
I didn't realize that Colombian coffee was almost all exported. The country needs to actually import coffee to satisfy local demand.
During the prohibition period, this was known as the Street of Chicha because people would sneak into the houses on the street and socialize and drink.
‘Real’ graffiti artists rebelled and painted over Bieber's graffiti right away as graffiti was considered illegal in the city. Because of the uproar that followed when the government didn't condemn Bieber for his actions, the government then gave permission for some artists to paint different messages on big walls. Ricardo added that graffiti is now legal in Bogota. Look for a vastly different interpretation of the legality of graffiti in Bogota in an upcoming post on the graffiti tour we took!