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Mike Ceaser

Mike Ceaser

I grew up in N. California, but also worked for several newspapers in the southern U.S. To improve my Spanish, I traveled to Chile, where I taught English, then to La Paz, Bolivia for several years, to Paraguay and then to Venezuela, where I covered Hugo Chavez's 'revolution' for foreign media. But I became disillusioned with chavismo and wanted to see Colombia, which did not receive the attention it deserved, so I came to Bogotá about six years ago. After three years, I started Bogotá Bike Tours.

Colombia's Fantastic Fruits!

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Posing with a guanabana in the Palo Quemao fruit market.

I've lived all over South America, but Colombia is where I've seen the biggest variety of tropical fruits. Maybe it's thanks to the country's size, its great variety of climates, or just luck. But, from the sweet and refreshing pitaya, to the passionate maracuya, to the bizarre and juicy sapote, to the delicate mangostino, Colombia's fruits are a marvel.

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    Joel says #
    I have been there twice and I love it. The most loving people, the best food, large variety of fruits, the best beaches (Tayrona N...

Independence Day on La Plaza del Chorro

Here are a few scenes from the celebration of Colombia's independence day, the 20 de Julio, on La Plaza del Chorro, in the historical La Candelaria neighborhood.

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    Adam W says #
    looks like a lot of fun, thanks for sharing ...

Bogotá's Great Graffiti

Bogotá's colorful and opinionated graffiti - perhaps more appropriately called street art - turns plain and boring walls into canvases. Four prominent Bogotá graffiteros recently published a book called Calle Esos Ojos and created a website: www.BogotaStreetArt.com, to display their work.

Bogotá's Bullfighting Plaza

Bogotá's handsome, 80-year-old bullfighting plaza has been in the news recently, thanks to Mayor Gustavo Petro's decision to end the fiesta brava in Bogotá.

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