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Calentado - A very Colombian breakfast


A few days ago a friend asked me to recommend a good Colombian breakfast and a lot of things immediately came to mind: caldo de costilla, tamal, changua, huevos pericos and hot chocolate, but in the end I suggested calentado and he loved it - now he's on a mission to hunt down the best calentado in town.

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  • muñoz cardenas andres
    muñoz cardenas andres says #
    calentao paisa paisa is a dish which you can prepare homemade and quick mind besides its economy and exquisite taste according to ...
  • kevin torres
    kevin torres says #
    Traditional calentado paisa (from the region of Antioquia) usually includes rice, ripe plantain, meat (in small pieces or ground),...

Usaquén and its Flea Market

Usaquén's colonial district has always been one of my favorite places in Bogotá, especially during the popular flea market held on every Sunday and holiday. In addition to the market, this area has several great restaurants, a large beautiful plaza, and a lot more history than you'd imagine.

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  • Paige
    Paige says #
    Go to Usaquen, on a market day, is most definitely on my list of things to do next time I am in Bogotá Thanks for the post!...
  • Missy
    Missy says #
    I picked up some beautiful traditional Colombian pottery at this flea market. A great way to spend the afternoon.

Chicaque Natural Park: A walk in the clouds

Recipe: Oatmeal Banana energy bars

There's a natural park just 30 minutes outside of Bogotá where you can enjoy one of Colombia's most beautiful ecosystems. It's called Chicaque and it was founded in 1990 thanks to private conservation efforts. The most suprising (and saddest) fact is that only 4% of Colombia's "Andean Cloud Forest", like this one, still exists. Over the years people have destroyed it to clear land for grazing and growing potatoes.

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  • Joe Staiano
    Joe Staiano says #
    Diana Doing an 'Amazing Race' today in Seattle... Sure could use some of your Oatmeal banana Bars!!! Joe

Colombian Gastronomy on Wheels

Have you ever heard of Diego Moreno? Turns out he's a guy from Bogotá who is travelling around South America by bike in order to learn more about the gastronomy of Latin American countries, starting and ending in Colombia, and based on the origin, variety, cultivation, use, selection and preparation of food, dining preferences, eating habits, ceremonies and rituals.

 

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    Diana says #
    Hi! Thanks for your comment. You are absolutely right about the rain. Hopefully he'll have good weather for most of his trip. Not ...
  • Jameson Blake
    Jameson Blake says #
    This is just! It sounds like a dream biking and eating good food. What could go wrong... the only thing I know that ruins both of ...

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