Talk:Bogotá

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Districts[edit]

So should this be a Huge city? It looks like there's quite a few districts/'hoods... but I dont know the place. (WT-en) Majnoona 00:45, 29 Jan 2006 (EST)

I am I local and I wouldn't recommend splitting the page into districts. It iis true there are many but most are unattravtive to travelers due to insecurity or just because there's nothing to see.201.216.3.77 17:25, 15 May 2007 (EDT)
I live here and I definitely think that Bogotá should be organized as a Huge city. Some places are unattractive or uninteresting, but that just means that undeniably a traveler would benefit from specific district and location information that do apply and do offer much by themselves. —The preceding comment was added by (WT-en) 190.24.216.162 (talkcontribs)
As a local, I agree with the last comment. --190.157.154.245 05:32, 4 September 2011 (EDT)

8 years later...[edit]

Proposed districts

Bogotá needs to be districted to make much any sense. Nearly 8 million people live within the city limits, and it's a big, confusing place. Even if this leaves us with some outline districts for now, I think having the organization plus descriptions of what to find in the principal districts would help readers (and I can at least write about the main areas). Having spent less than two months in Bogotá, I'm very far from an expert, so input from a local would be hugely helpful for everything outside Centro, Chapinero, or Usaquén!

The districts on the map to the right are mostly either individual localidades or groups (here's a good basic map of them [1]). The exceptions are for El Chapinero, which I split into three: Chapinero & Zona G, Zona Rosa, and Parque de la 93, and the addition of Ciudad Salitre and Botanical Gardens to Teusaquillo (I moved the west boundary of Teusaquillo a bit out to keep from splitting up the El Salitre area).

The one thing that sticks out as being a little odd is having Los Mártires included in Bogotá/West, since it's really a downtown area. But it's a downtown area that, for all I can tell, no travelers visit—I personally don't have a clue as to whether there are reasons to go there (or to avoid it). Since I'm under the impression that it shouldn't have it's own article, I've tossed it in with the rest of the West.

The thing that might look odd is that La Candelaria is almost completely surrounded by Santa Fé, but that's just a reality of the city—the distinctive historic center (which needs its own article) is surrounded by a different, coherent district.

Anyone have an opinion on this? If not, I'll implement the changes after waiting a bit. --Peter Talk 04:10, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Looking at this harder, I'm going to go out on a limb and give Los Mártires its own article, and see how it looks. If it doesn't work as a standalone article, I think we should merge it into a Bogotá/Santa Fé-Los Mártires article. Also, as I suspected, it's just me having this conversation, so I'm going to plunge. --Peter Talk 17:38, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
So I've now done this, and tried to rewrite the individual article sections here well enough to keep the guide usable—hopefully with some success! In the coming weeks I'm going to work on building up the district articles. I'm still not sure whether Los Mártires should be rolled into Santa Fé or not. I'd rather keep them separate for simplicity's sake, but it might not make for a good article. --Peter Talk 23:06, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
The more I think about this, the more I think Santa Fé and Los Mártires should be combined—the latter district does not have that much to see/do, and I simply do not know enough about it to write much. If someone else more knowledgeable starts writing about the area, then we could split it out in the future. If splitting, a snapshot of Los Mártires prior to the merge is here [2]. --Peter Talk 20:34, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Bogotá or Bogota ?[edit]

per http://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=Wikivoyage:Naming_conventions&oldid=1892031#Article_naming, some people may wonder why the heck are we using Bogotá as our article title?

The answer is to be found here: [3] --W. Franke-mailtalk 18:44, 28 September 2012 (CEST)

"Mind control" drug[edit]

The medical community is not convinced that scopolamine has the ability to lower a human's inhibitions enough for them to be mind controlled, zombified, or any of the other ridiculous claims that are attributed to it. Here's an example. It seems a bit sensationalist to continue to referring to the drug this way in articles about Colombia. Vantine84 (talk) 10:02, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

Austrian Embassy[edit]

The article claims it's been closed since 2012 and business handled by the Swiss, but [this] suggests it's open. Am I missing something here? 160.93.6.9 19:12, 4 August 2017 (UTC)