Monthly Archives: July 2012

Hip Hop Tours

Among the many people we meet during bike tours is this group of kids from the troubled Santa Fe neighborhood, who often perform an anti-violence hip hop. Every time we meet them, I worry about what these kids will be … Continue reading

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On the Trail of Gaitan

We often talk about Bogotá’s dramatic and violent history during our bike tours, and a figure whose tragic story hangs over Bogotá is Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, the populist presidential candidate. His assassination in downtown in April 1948 triggered the Bogotazo … Continue reading

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Bullfighting on Bogotá’s Beach!

Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro recently decided to end bullfighting in the city’s Santamaria bullfighting plaza and transferred the stadium to the Recreation and Sports Institute, which has used it for beach volleyball tournaments. However, Bogotá’s young aspiring bullfighters continue training … Continue reading

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