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José Luis Pastor y Marcela Mariscal

5 Places In Colombia You Have to Travel to Before Everyone Else

To many people the whole of Colombia remains 'off the beaten track', but this is a situation that is  rapidly changing. As you walk the streets of Bogota or Medellin, increasingly you bump into travellers and expats that have discovered the paradise of Colombia, and are intent on spreading the word. Worried your favourite destinations are going to get crowded before long? Fear not.

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The icon Colombia Needs

You've won a contest. The first prize is you get to visit as many countries as you can in one week. The catch? You only have 2 hours in each country and you only get one photo.

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    José Luis Pastor & Marcela Mariscal says #
    Hi Eric, Thanks a lot for your kind words. The Taj Mahal example you give is exactly what I’m talking about: using a universally...
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    Eric Hiss says #
    Great post JL. Some excellent insights. I would just like to add my two pesos here as someone who has spent two decades in the tra...

Why did I choose to live in Colombia?

Hello all!

I get asked this question a lot. A lot. Why did I choose to live in Colombia? Why did I give up the successful Latin America incoming tour operator (with offices in many countries of the continent) that I co-owned to venture to this apparently “tough to sale” country? Why Colombia of all the countries I could have chosen?
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    cooknclean says #
    my esposa es colombian she wants to live in usa but i love bogota is that not wierd ?
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    José Luis Pastor & Marcela Mariscal says #
    Hi Tatiana , thanks for writing ..... we have plenty of everyday pictures and everyday type post in our blog, take a look and let ...

Colombia Top 5: 5 Reasons You Should Come to Colombia, Now!

Hi everyone, JL here. First and foremost, thanks for reading our first entry in our blog for Colombia.travel where Marcela (my wife) will join me during the coming weeks. We took a long time to decide what we’d kick things off with… We thought maybe to introduce ourselves, tell you who we are, what we do etc., but you can find all that information in our original blog. In the end the decision was obvious, and staring us right in the face as we looked out the window, so here are our

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    They say pictures speak a thousand words so we turned this post into an infographic (below) We want to ask our readersto please h...
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    Hi Adam, Its really amazing, in all my travels around the world I've never seen an opinion as unanimous from the expat community...

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