The Quindio is Colombia's smallest “departamento” or province, but it is without a doubt one which is packed with many attractions. Every village in Quindio is worthy of a day trip. Recently I visited Salento, with side trips to nearby Cocora valley and finishing up in Filandia.
Salento appears like a mirage from the main highway (the “autopista ...
Apartment blocks are growing like weeds in big Colombian cities. More and more Colombians are able to afford them thanks to government subsidies to lower income families. Wealthy investors buy scores of more pricey units which they then put on the rental market. Despite the growing supply, there is still a housing shortage and prices as well as ren ...
Whether you are visiting or planning to live in another country, arriving prepared will avoid a lot of woes. Colombia may sound exotic, but it's not as if you will be landing on another planet either. Let me make the transition a little easier by giving you the rundown on everything everybody needs to know! Today let us tackle money, which so ...
Recently I visited Villa de Leyva, the historic town in the state of Boyaca. I also made a quick side trip to Ráquira, the colorful village famous for its ceramics that lies only 45 minutes away by road.
The square and the main road running through Ráquira are the attractions, as they are lined with wildly colored store fronts, one of which (see p ...
For my first blog trip, courtesy of ProExport (the same people who bring you colombia.travel), my mission was to discover Villa de Leyva in the state of Boyaca. Villa de Leyva is a focal point of history, paleontology, art and nature. There is no crime, no garbage in the streets or streams, no raucous crowds. All the buildings are in the colonial S ...