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Richard McColl

Long time news and travel journalist, conflict resolution specialist, writer, host of Colombia Calling podcast, owner of La Casa Amarilla Mompos hotel.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Colombia, in particular Bogotá and the Caribbean coast. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"For the desire to not tie myself to a desk in a 9 to 5! "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Being known as "Chocolate Blanco" when living in Washington Heights, NY"

Farmland located near Bogotá
Best Things to Do Around Bogotá

Superb natural and historic destinations surround Bogotá, enough to keep visitors busy for several days. For travelers keen on the outdoors, high altitude air, hikes of varying difficulty and some culture beyond Bogotá, here are a few ideas for day trips around the Colombian capital.