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Escape to the Beach during Easter Week in Colombia

Escape to the Beach during Easter Week in Colombia February 21, 2012 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Semana Santa is almost upon us. Colombians and expats resident in Bogota will have already been plotting their escape from the capital city. As the first significant holiday in the calendar most Bogotanos will be yearning for a beach vacation, something as far removed from the drizzle of their city....

Travel Tips to Enjoy and Survive Christmas in Bogota, Colombia

Travel Tips to Enjoy and Survive Christmas in Bogota, Colombia November 9, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Yup, it’s mid-November and already the stores are lining the window fittings with Christmas adornments here in Bogota. Families are planning their escape from the capital to various regions about Colombia, perhaps to their home regions or perhaps like many, they yearn for a change of scenery. There...

10 Places to Meet Locals in Bogota

10 Places to Meet Locals in Bogota October 23, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
By day Bogota, Colombia’s capital city, appears to be all about business and business alone with people rushing to and from meetings, scoffing down lunch in a hurry, quipping about the corruption of local politicians and then hurrying for the mayhem that is the commute home. In order to meet locals...

The Joropo Festival, Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia, 29 June to 3 July

The Joropo Festival, Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia, 29 June to 3 July June 13, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
In June each year the streets of Villavicencio in Colombia’s eastern lowlands, known as the Llanos, are given over to “joropo,” a uniquely Colombian form of tap dancing blended with ancestral dance roots that are based firmly in Flamenco. Joropo music is undoubtedly the most authentic and representative...

3 Truly Colombian Experiences for June

3 Truly Colombian Experiences for June May 13, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Stop dithering with your travel plans, worrying about the flooding taking place all over Colombia and start planning to hit up some truly unique celebrations being held about this country in June. This month we have picked out three festivals that identify various key elements to the very fabric of Colombia,...

The Under 20 Football World Cup in Colombia

The Under 20 Football World Cup in Colombia April 28, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
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Three Quintessentially Colombian Experiences for May

Three Quintessentially Colombian Experiences for May April 25, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
After the madness of Semana Santa, which fell in April in 2011, May is a slow month in Colombia, nationwide. Children are back at school, families start to count their pesos in anticipation of national holidays in June and international tourists are left to their own devices. And even Colombia, a country...

The Vallenato Festival, Colombia

The Vallenato Festival, Colombia April 12, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
“Beethoven and Bach,” the Vallenato musician Alberto “Beto” Murgas began, and from deep within me, I knew this wasn’t going to continue as I had thought, “they were composers.” A pause for thought or was it for emphasis? “But, a Vallenato musician is both a composer and an author.” And...

Easter Week in Colombia

Easter Week in Colombia April 7, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Known locally as Semana Santa, Easter week is a big deal in Colombia, not only for the fervent Catholics but for holidaymakers as well. I may get excommunicated and cursed for saying it, but while Catholicism is the principal religion here and most are believers, one feels that perhaps the issue of taking...

Weddings in Cartagena

Weddings in Cartagena March 29, 2011 | Events, Travel Tips | Read More
You too can have your own “Romancing the Stone” moment as if reliving the chemistry between Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner in this seminal eighties flick by planning your wedding in Cartagena, Colombia. A long time favored location for the nuptials of society figures from Bogota, Cartagena oozes...
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