My first steps on Colombian soil were in Bogota.
The capital itself is 2,600 metres high above sea level and is home to over 8 million people.
After being stuck on a plane for 20 hours, and suffering through Mexico City , I was just happy to go anywhere.
I didn't really spend enough time in the capital to get a true feel. It was more of a start and end point of my Colombia trip.
I was looking forward to experiencing the nightlife in Bogota, but unfortunately on my return journey there were political elections going on. This is pretty common across South America - when these political situations occur there is a ban on alcohol and the nightlife just goes into lock down.