It was a well kept secret for a while. It seems that it won't be anymore.
For the best part of the last 5 years, I rather take any offer to walk a full mile in the streets of Bogota, than 3 blocks in either Mexico City's Polanco area or São Paulo's Berrini Avenue... it is certainly safer.. but nobody knew, and it sounded hard to believe anyway.
After meeting a few hundred executives, managers and employees of multinational companies in Latin America in the last few years, and partying in lots of places, by far the best place most of the agree that latin america has for partying is Andres Carne de Res in Chia, about 40 minutes north of Bogota.
But this week BusinessWeek's Robert Farzad just spilled the beans on his cover article about the most Extreme Emerging market in the world: Colombia.
Adding insult to injury, Farzad does a nice job endorsing the good stuff he saw during his week in Colombia both in the podcast and in a specific section online called Colombia's Renaissance...
and starting it with "La Butifarra de Pacho" (composed by Pacho Galan, a colombian), and he also let his lips slip with "the women are quite quite quite beautiful".
At least he couldn't decipher with a Butifarra is... but this will drive some few dollars of extra investment to Colombia, for sure.
p.s. check out his video taken at Andres Carne de Res, and make sure you visit the place the next time to go to Bogotá