Tag Archives: Transportation

So you want to know more about Bogotá

Bouncing around the internet I found this channel run by the Secretary of Culture, Sports, and Recreation all about Bogotá; architecture, art, what-have-you. It’s around 100 videos on things from Biblioteca Nacional to our man Gaitán, so should be some … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Current Events: Protests (surprise!)

So I know I said earlier I am not the sort of person to read the paper, and that is kind of true, but really I should clarify. I love the paper—I do not like most news (I also love … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Update from the Bicycle Walrus

Ok, so what with all the rain in the afternoon these days we have not been riding our bikes to school much. Still, I wanted to point out that now I can make it up both hills on the way, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Very Superstitious: Bus Butt Ghost Edition

      Whenever Manu and I take the buses here we often notice that when one person moves in to take a seat someone recently vacated they hover over it. Like they are doing wall squats against the bus … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

This is why can’t have nice things (or trolleys)

This story is about politics, history, and the trolleys in Bogotá; it is also brought to you in part by my grandma. Whenever she talked about the political situation the name Gaitán always came up, “after Gaitán nothing has been … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Biking the Mean Streets

Ok, listen up because I am about to tell you something I will never admit to in person- I am not very good at biking. Sure I can putter around the neighborhood and even take a hand off the handlebars, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Transmilleno

The Transmi is a very sophisticated bus system that works more like a subway. It is hard to explain, so let me take you on a typical ride from my barrio (neighborhood). Some of us live close to the Transmi, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments