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Hi,

I plan to travel to Bogota on December 29th and it is really difficult to obtain information on some things I need. Could you assist?

1. What guidebook do you recommend for my sightseeing of all the beautiful colonial monuments in Bogota? Lonely Planet? Frommer’s? I have no idea.

2. How long are the durations from Bogota to Popayan and to Villa de Leva and are the buses frequent? Perhaps I should fly from Bogota to Popayan. If so, then approximately what does the flight cost round-trip?

3. Is it easy in Colombia to get a SIM card for my iPhone for international calls and wide-ranging Internet connection?

4. Can you recommend a clean, simple and affordable place to sleep in Bogota (I was thinking this: http://www.koziihostels.com/)?

5. What airlines do you recommend to get from Bogota to Sucre, Bolivia (perhaps with Aercon, Amazoa or Aerosur) or at least into Salta, Argentina?

Thank you for your help.
Charlie

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    Hi, I am from Bogotá and find it quite difficult to answer all of your questions. When you are a local you just live there and do not think too much about accomodation and stuff.

    What I can tell you is that going from Bogotá to Villa de Leyva can take you around 2 1/2 hours and there are several buses going everyday, not to worry about that. Roads in Colombia are always an issue and going to Popayán could be exhausting flying might be a better idea.

    Getting a SIM card is just as easy as it sounds, but I´m not sure about getting an internet connection with your SIM... you might have to sign for a contract with the mobile company I would say.

    About the location of the hostel I think is well located, easy to get in and out of the area.....I personally don´t like Bogotá´s City center but it is different when you are a tourist, an Aussie friend of mine stayed in a hostel there and had a good time....it depends what you are looking for and what´s your personality type.

    One question though, Why you want to go to Popayán? just curious!!!!!!

    You can write to me if you have any questions, I´ll be more than glad to help!!!!

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