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Moving to Bogota, Colombia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

Summary: Expats, retirees and digital nomads living in Bogota talk about the cultural blunders they've made living in Colombia. Bogota enjoys a low cost of living, a population of approximately 9.5 million and year-round temperatures reaching the mid to upper 60s.

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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Bogota?

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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