Being a professional in Languages and Sociocultural Studies, Mateo loves exploring the stark contrasts of the city he was born and grew up in. Having studied and worked in several countries like Brazil, the United States, France and Finland, he has learned to appreciate diversity and the cultural melting pot that is Colombia. In English, French, Portuguese or his first tongue Spanish, he will always be ready to guide you through the historical neighborhoods and local markets, to discuss Bogota and Colombia astonishing and controversial history, and to reveal the best ways to thoroughly enjoy your experience in this land where reality is hard to believe.
Mateo's Bogota Tip!
Don’t miss the chance to visit the traditional salsa bar Quiebra Canto founded in 1979. You’ll be able to learn a few dance moves and drink some pola and guaro with the locals. Cheers!
Catalina was born at the heart of the historical centre of Bogota, the history, art and capital’s landscape are part of her DNA. She conceives the tourism as way to promote a better understanding of the magic realism that characterizes Colombia, her motto is to foster a more inclusive society using her career. She loves to travel and get to know other cultures, especially distant places and rural areas that she can capture with her camera, another passion of hers. She learnt English and French travelling through Australia and Switzerland.
Catalina's Bogota Tip!
If you really want to experience Colombian cuisine and the wide variety of fruits offered by the country, you should visit the Paloquemao market (Calle 19 # 25-04) or La Perseverancia market (Carrera 5 #30-30), there you can try fresh fruits sold by local farmers and typical dishes at a really good price. You won’t regret it!
Gabriela Guerrero is 24 years old, she studied Anthropology and Political Science at the ‘Universidad de los Andes’. Before starting her studies, she travelled to London for 4 months to strengthen her English. She is interested in traveling, visiting other countries and learning about their culture. She is eager to live outside the country and learn other languages. She is also a salsa dancer, one of the most iconic dances in Colombia. Gabriela is currently working at the ‘Grupo las Troyanas’ foundation where she works with women and the testimonies of victims of sexual violence in the context of the war.
The history of Colombia is of interest to her since she believes it is necessary to know her roots, to project her future. She also believes that each situation has different perspectives and it is necessary to know them together so that each person can make their own perception of a historical or current fact.
Gabriela's Bogota Tip!
A good tip to get to know the city is to allow yourself to be surprised by what happens on the streets, which is where the essence of Bogotá is. You will be amazed at the fragments and stories behind the buildings, monuments and the streets of Bogotá and how they tell the story of its people.