Bogotá Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Pickpockets

    BOGOTA Always when out and about here beware of theives and pickpockets. You will automatically be singled out for attention if you have light skin and/or have cameras etc. Poverty is rife and what...

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  • 2. Police

    I found myself in several situations with the local police. If your caught running a light, everyone does this in Colombia but if your light skinned those guys stop you immediately and the only way...

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  • 3. Altitude

    BOGOTA . Bogota like so many of the major cities here ie: La Paz, Cuzco, Quito, etc. are at high elevations. Most around 18,000 feet..nearly 3.000 meters.. The visitor when travelling through or...

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  • 4. Drugs

    BOGOTA.. Beware the foolish traveller or drug user/abuser.!!! When out and about here you will be confronted quite often by dealers ..Do not stop and talk with these morons. Police are watching...

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  • 5. Women travellers

    On my first day in Bogota l went into the city with a friend and could not believe the attention l was attracting. Men tend to stare at you and hiss. I always found travelling with a man is so much...

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  • 6. Food and eating

    Avoid buying food or drink from street vendors, because it is relatively easy for such food to become contaminated. It is not easy to find a doctor. Also if your travelling around Colombia, it is...

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  • 7. ALWAYS CARRY A RELIABLE MOSQUITO REPELLANT

    When travelling in these Equatorial areas make sure that you always are carrying and using a strong and reliable Mosquito and Insect repellant. Malaria is...

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  • 8. walk with purpose

    There's nothing wrong with exploring Bogota on foot and the last thing you want to do is to be afraid to enjoy a city that generally is quite safe. Of course,...

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  • 9. Various

    So, some pages on VT will say that the crime and dangers of Bogota are overblown, sensationalized and just not real. I would caution against this line of...

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  • 10. No manhole cover

    It´s my pleasure to always include a photo of a hole in the street with no manhole, ever since I fell into one in Kashgar China. Bogota can be dangerous at...

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  • 11. Watch your step!

    There are lots sidewalks in Bogotá, and plenty of them have plenty of holes one to two feet deep in sidewalks. There was even one in the sidewalk right in front...

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  • 12. Take care where you go

    Don't go just anywhere in the city on your own or even with whom you're traveling. Be wise about where you choose to venture / have a connection(s) there if...

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  • 13. Well... As with all major...

    Well... As with all major cities in the world you should be careful on the street. DO NOT wear expensive jewlery at sight. Never, ever count money, specially...

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  • 14. O.K. we've all heard about the...

    O.K. we've all heard about the problems in Colombia, but I must say that I experienced nothing untoward. However, don't wear flashy jewelry, don't carry a lot...

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  • 15. Santafé de Bogotá is not a...

    Santafé de Bogotá is not a good city to explore if you have noone you know there and who stays with you! But for any experienced traveler it shouldn't be a...

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  • 16. Don't remain late at night in...

    Don't remain late at night in solitary sites around all city, but places like the downtown, chapinero, and many others are populated sites even late at...

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  • 17. Read my intro paragraph for...

    Read my intro paragraph for more of the latest, as of 8/10/01.It was told to me by nationals:a. leave diamond rings at home.b. do not attract attention to...

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  • 18. Cats get hooked on television in Bogota

    Limit the amount of TV which you allow your cat to watch...there is so much to do in Bogota, your cat will get hooked on television while you are out exploring.

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  • 19. Cazuca, a poor neighborhood in...

    Cazuca, a poor neighborhood in Bogota, receives a steady flow of families displaced from their homes in Colombia's countryside.

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Comments (2)

  • Mar 15, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    ITS SAFE, I AM FROM HERE (BOGOTA) ITS LIKE USA BUT SMALLER AND WITH FEWER PROBLEMS. AND YEA, I STUDY ON K12

  • Mar 15, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    DUDE I AM FROM HERE, LIVE HERE! ITS SAFE! Its like United States but smaller (by a bit) and with fewer problems.

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