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Thany you for the hotel and tour tip. Since we booked out trip at the last minute and need to get him from Chile, we really do not have control over where we stop. SInce that is where the airline stops, that is where we will be. We do not stay in airports and hide. If we are going to be in Bogota, we are going to see some sites.
It's too bad though. I thought the country was very nice and we met wonderful people. It's too bad what has happened there over the years.
What I'm trying to say is that you should take a great deal of caution. It is not like visiting some tourist place and you should be extremely careful in all that you do there. If it was me, I would not go on my own. So, if you have no choice in the matter I would be very careful but if there was a way of getting out of this portion of the trip, I would recommend not going.
I went around the city myself (single female), I didnt go out at night but then that would have been stupid! Things to see include the Gold Museum, the Emerald Market (dont try and buy anything there unless you know what you are buying), the old town centre and Monserratte. All of these areas are relatively safe.
Take the usual precautions - dont carry a lot of cash, be wary of people befriending you, dont wear jewellry. You'll be okay!