Having been to Bogota a few times now (for 2 months overall) I can say that the stereotypical view of Colombia is totally wrong. When I was walking around in the evenings there were parks with children juggling and playing games, and friendly people all around. Taxis are safe and Yellow cabs are a lot cheaper than the white cabs usually parked outside hotels.
For food and drink, I would recommend the steaks and a chicken restaurant called Los Pollitos. Yuka fries are particularly nice and fresh fruit drinks are available everywhere, ‘Lulo con Leche’ is particularly nice (Lulo is a fruit unique to Colombia).over 4 years ago