Noise pollution sucks.
As much as the city is starting to grow on me (especially when the weather’s nice), the lack of silence drains my energy completely. Eight million people + 1 million cars, buses, taxis, and motorbikes all in one city is not exactly a recipe for serenity.
Luckily, Bogotá has tons of green spaces which I take advantage of to maintain my sanity. One of my favorites is called Parque de los Novios, a truly serene spot that makes me feel like I’m in an incredibly well-groomed nature reserve.
Parque de los Novios, or Couples Park, attracts companions young and old. I can’t lie, it’s a pretty romantic place.
Humans aren’t the only ones seeking respite here. The park is home to different varieties of ducks and birds. Some even pose for pictures, like this handsome guy with the crusty gunk on his lip.
Now you have photographic evidence that I’m not just a vegetarian, but a tree hugger too.
On a clear day, the view of the mountains to the east of the city is perfect.
The park rents out paddle boats by the half hour or hour if you want to explore the lake or make out with your boyfriend/girlfriend in privacy.
Info: Parque de los Novis is on Carrera 45 and Calle 63, near the Simon Bolivar Transmilenio stop. Entry is free.