August 20, 2011
People drink coffee at a cafe in Bogota August 16, 2011. Colombia's capital city lures tourists with its mild year-round weather, booming nightlife and its museums about gold, emeralds and the artist Fernando Botero. Once sleepy streets buzz with crowds at outdoor tables and modern art graces courtyard cafes. Wildlife from the tropics spills into the city, 8,612 feet (2,635-metres) high. The Bogota area harbors hundreds of bird species. Nearby valleys grow a dizzying array of fresh produce sent to local restaurants.