Wow!! Bogota and Colombia blew me away. The setting is truly spectacular, tall green mountains on one side, perched on a high plateau. Great spring like weather. It has a European feel to it, did not feel like in one of the more indeginous countries of Latin America. We felt that the Spanish culture has been preserved there much more than any other latin country that we have been too. Wide avenues, beautiful churches, grand palaces, lush green parks and roadways. Posh dsitricts with very compelling post modern architecture.
I highly recommend: View fom Monserratte, The candelaria colonial area, the Museo Botero and Banco de la Republica, National Museum, The Chico Museum, Taxi ride on Circunvalar road, the Zona Rosa, the Parque 93, Teusaquillo ( beautiful 1920's english style neigborhood), The Chico Sector especially 11 avenue. The Cathedral of Zipaquira day trip. And if you can Villa de leiva about 4 hours away, but like stepping back in time - you think you might see Don Quijote.
The people are very gracious, polite and helpful. We felt VERY safe at all times. Try the restaraunt scene! I have been to most South American Cities, Bogota rivals Santiago and Buenos Aires. We met many European tourists, it appears that Colombia's reputation is not as bad as in the states. It is quite modern and clean. The prices are not bad, not dirt cheap, actually more expensive than Buenos Aires.
We also went to Medellin - Beautiful city and Beautiful people!! The view as one descend the mountains to Medellin is STUNNING. We stayed at Dann Carlton Hotel in Poblado and loved the place. If you go check out parque lleras at night!! Also take a tour in the "Oriente District", especially El Penol lake area!! Very European. Cartagena was also drop dead gorgeous.
All in all, I can see Colombia becoming the next IT place. Don't be afraid to go. Crime is down like 200% since the bad old days.