About me

Thanks for stopping by! My name’s Jade, a world citizen currently living in Bogota for an indefinite period of time.

I moved to Bogota with my Colombian partner looking for a change in my life. After working a couple years in Luxembourg, a boring-ass city with nice salaries and steady jobs, I didn’t want the house and babies all my friends were planning on having.

Not to mention, I hated the weather, I was bored, and I was discovering that the corporate world was definitely NOT my jam.

Plus, like the majority of Colombians, mine was attached to his land and family. So the logical step was to come here and try our luck!

And I’m glad I did. I’m loving the city more and more which each passing year. Today I’m a digital marketing expert, Wayuu bags exporter and run occasionally organize Colombian cooking classes for tourists in Bogota.

AKA, a todera. But most importantly: I love what I do and I love my life right now.

Bogotastic is an expat Colombian blog whose goal is to share cultural insights from my point of view. I’m not a tourist. I don’t see Colombia through rose-tinted glasses. And I’m here to live for a LONG time. But above all, I’m well-integrated in the Colombian community and understand the Colombian mindset thanks to my decade-long relationship with a traditional Bogotano.

This Colombian expat blog also serves as my journal to keep track of my observations and experiences here in Colombia.

I hope you enjoy reading! Thanks for stopping by 🙂