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Eva Laura Siegel

Eva Laura Siegel

I´m a 27-year-old public health researcher in the area of HIV/STIs originally from San Francisco, California.

In 2008 I moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina on more or less of a whim, and since then I´ve lived in Cali, Colombia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which is where I currently write from.

When I´m not talking to people about their sex lives, I read far too many articles online, do a lot of ill-recommended cooking experiments, wander around the city, and go to music and dance stuff.



Some years ago, before I had ever been to Cali, or anywhere else in Colombia, I flew into Bogotá to spend a week with a good friend. We stayed with her in-laws, who very graciously took it upon themselves to show the gringa, who had no clue what the hell was going on, around the capital. They took me to what you might call Bogotá's Greatest Hits—places that all tourists go the first time, and then seldom return to. I have been back to Bogotá many times since my first visit, and, other than frequent returns to the colonial Candelaria neighborhood, had not retraced those first steps until last month.

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    I spent 8 weeks in Bogota and done all things you mentioned here and more. I loved it all, but one place that also should be recc...


I have wanted to go to Medellín for quite awhile now.

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  • michael edwards
    michael edwards says #
    Eva you are soooooo cute
  • Chevereganga
    Chevereganga says #
    Medellin is the paradise. The city of eternal spring. We love it.

Colombian Independence Day = Lechona


Colombia Independence Day is July 20th, and in essence it’s more or less the same as Independence Day in the U.S., or most places, I imagine: lost of food, lots of beer, and an amped-up dose of nationalism. Colombian Independence Day does of course involve music and dancing as well, as all Colombian celebrations do, and instead of doing the typical, weak-sauce American cookout, many people will clean, stuff and roast a whole piglet. (Don’t forget to decorate it afterwards!)

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Bate Bate Chocolate


I’ve written about Colombian hot chocolate here before, the kind you put cheese in, but I’ve never just written about the plain old Colombian-style hot chocolate that makes me ever so happy on a nearly daily basis.

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