Yazmin's Experience in Bucaramanga, Colombia

What do you think of living in Bucaramanga? Do you recommend it? How is it?

Bucaramanga is called the Beautiful City of Colombia, and it is absolutely true. It has several nature reserves and the people are friendly and fun.

How is the student life in Bucaramanga?

Bucaramanga is a student city; that is to say it has several universities, for that reason you can meet people from different parts of the country. One of the biggest universities is The Industrial University of Santander.

How much does it cost to live in Bucaramanga?

Bucaramanga is the second most expensive city in Colombia, after Bogotá. Although it all depends on where you decide to live and the lifestyle that you are accustomed to.

Was it difficult to find accommodation in Bucaramanga? Could you give some advice?

It wasn't difficult to find accommodation in Bucaramanga, there are a lot of rooms and flats available to rent. Besides, I found accommodation through a friend.

How is the food in the country? What are your favourite dishes?

The food is excellent, there is a wide range of gastronomy; anyone from the country or from abroad who tries the food from the city and from the region loves it. Furthermore, the varied climate of the country means that Bucaramanga receives a large selection of fruits and vegetables from different parts of the country.

What places do you recommend visiting in Bucaramanga?

In Bucaramanga you can visit several shopping centres, nature reserves and bars; however, personally, I recommend walks to different places outside of the city to see the landscapes and experience the quietness. The most typical tourist spots are: Panachi with views of the Cachón del Chicamocha, Acuaparque and El cerro de Santisimo. In nearby towns such as San Gil you can go water rafting and visit el Parque Gallineral, in Girón you can appreciate colonial architecture and la Mesa de Los Santos is a place to go and spend weekends with friends.

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