From a comment on a recent Wall Street Journal article on Bogotá:
Do not wear bahamas clothing, this place is cold (9K feet altitude) and do not search for coconuts (this is not a tropical island).
Sadly, I’m sure this needed to be said. You just know there have been Americans who have caught a taxi from the airport and asked to be taken to the beach. I hope that once they got over their disappointment they had fun in what the article calls “the Hollywood of South America.” (Which of these lines is funnier? Hmm.)