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Alison McKellar

The infamous South of Bogotá includes the localidades of San Cristóbal, Usme, Tunjuelito, Antonio Nariño, Rafael Uribe, Ciudad Bolívar, and entirely rural Sumapáz, home to Sumapaz National Park.
This is not a safe part of the city. Bogotanos will sometimes joke around by asking foreigners if they have checked out el Sur, but they really don't want you to go there. Much of the south lives in extreme poverty, with the "just poor" (as opposed to the extremely poor) living mostly near the Transmilenio stations in the L Zone and H Zone north of Calle 40 Sur. Unsurprisingly, you'll probably find more things to do (mainly cheap eateries serving home-style Colombian food or hamburgers with bottles of Aguila) close to those stations than in the hilly shantytowns on the outskirts.
Presumably, there is a fair amount to do here, since it is such a huge area, home to so many people. But it's not clear whether any tourist has figured it out yet.

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