I don't know much about Bogotanos or Bogota, but I like what I know. Then again I don't generally take much time to get to know what I don't like. But I have reignited some thinking about South America and our hemisphere. The occasion was, of course, the time this week that I spent down in Bogota.
It must be said that when it comes to business travel in the West, everything is pretty much standardized to what one would expect to see in the post-WW2 America. The themes of planes, trains and automobiles, skyscrapers and luxury shops haven't changed. The modern hotel lobby is the same as it has ever been. People read the newspaper from their mobile devices, but it's still the news. Men with jackets and ties still walk with purpose through the business districts. People still stand waiting for the bus or the subway. Traffic. Coffee. Corner drug stores.
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