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  • An Intro to Bogotá Featured

    Posted by Eva Laura Siegel
    Eva Laura Siegel
    I´m a 27-year-old public health researcher in the area of HIV/STIs originally fr
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    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—pl ...
  • Medellín: Exploring a Changing City Featured

    Posted by Eva Laura Siegel
    Eva Laura Siegel
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    I have wanted to go to Medellín for quite awhile now.   Whenever I complain about the heat in Cali, invariably someone says “you would like Medellín, it's always 70º” (as opposed to 85º-90º in Cali). And recently, any time anyone comes back from Medellín, the report is always the same: “Medellín está MUY bonito”, referring to recent i ...
    Mar 10 Tags: Medellín
  • Colombian Independence Day = Lechona

    Posted by Eva Laura Siegel
    Eva Laura Siegel
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    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 ...
  • Bate Bate Chocolate

    Posted by Eva Laura Siegel
    Eva Laura Siegel
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    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. In the states, hot chocolate is reserved either for breakfast or for cold winter nights. Though exceptions can be made at breakfast, I ...
    Jul 04 Tags: Hot Chocolate, Chocolate
  • Mystery tuber time

    Posted by Eva Laura Siegel
    Eva Laura Siegel
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    I recently wrote about Colombian supermarkets and some of the unknown produce I faced the first time I walked into one.   Though I was bewildered by much of what I saw, for the most part I could more or less guess what family of fruit/vegetable I was looking at-- that is until I passed some small pink-purple somethings that looked straigh ...
    May 21 Tags: Ullucos, Mystery tubers
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  • 500 Reasons we love Colombia

    Posted by José Luis Pastor & Marcela Mariscal
    José Luis Pastor & Marcela Mariscal
    Marcela was born in Bogota and started travelling through the country along with
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    We recently reached a huge landmark in our See Colombia Travel Blog , with our 500th post so we thought we should share it with all of you our Official Colombia Travel Bloggers' readers, here's probably the longest post you've ver seen :) This took a lot of time, so we hope you enjoy it. The truth is, there are hundreds more reasons to come and ...
    Feb 12 Tags: colombia, we love Colombia
  • First Impressions: Bogotá According to a Newcomer

    Posted by José Luis Pastor & Marcela Mariscal
    José Luis Pastor & Marcela Mariscal
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    We all know that Colombia is making huge strides forward, and today those of us here enjoy one of the most diverse, culturally rich countries in the world. For many, however, all they've ever seen is negative news coming out of the country (no matter how much positive press is being written right now). It has always interested me just what these pe ...
  • Juan Valdez: As Colombian as it gets

    Posted by José Luis Pastor & Marcela Mariscal
    José Luis Pastor & Marcela Mariscal
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    I was staying with a couple of Colombians and a friend of mine came to visit us from Scotland. Keen to know everything about Colombian culture, she sat listening intently as our hosts unloaded hours of information about the country’s history of the country, and how things are now. Having explored what I thought was every corner possible, my friend ...
    Aug 14 Tags: coffee, region coffee
  • My fantastic Colombia travel BlogTrip to La Guajira

    Posted by José Luis Pastor & Marcela Mariscal
    José Luis Pastor & Marcela Mariscal
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    Very occassionally a trip comes along that reminds you why you fell in love with travel in the first place: the sense of adventure, the overwhelming feel of amazement with the world and the excitement of encountering new cultures you didn't know existed.     I was recently given the incredible opportunity to visit La Guajira by the C ...
    Aug 14 Tags: Wayuu ranch, Punta Gallinas
  • A Brief Introduction to Colombian Music

    Posted by José Luis Pastor & Marcela Mariscal
    José Luis Pastor & Marcela Mariscal
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    Music is central to the Colombian experience. It’s in the blood of every person from here, and you won’t be able to escape hearing the blaring beats of reggaeton or the swinging sound of salsa as you wander the Streets, take a bus or even a taxi. So with that in mind, we thought we should give you a quick introduction to the different sounds you’r ...
    Jul 09 Tags: Untagged
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  • ¡Quien lo Vive es Quien lo Goza!

    Posted by Kelsi Mills
    Kelsi Mills
    Kelsi Mills is currently living and working in Cali, Colombia. She moved to Colo
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    Barranquilla's carnival slogan, quien lo viven es quien lo goza, translates to who lives it, is who enjoys it. After missing the past two Carnivals while in Colombia, I was finally able to attend one this year and found out for myself that the slogan holds true. Barranquilla's Carnival is one of the more well-known and famous ...
    May 09 Tags: Untagged
  • Parque Tayrona

    Posted by Kelsi Mills
    Kelsi Mills
    Kelsi Mills is currently living and working in Cali, Colombia. She moved to Colo
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    On the Caribbean coast, near the town of Santa Marta, where the sea meets jungle, is one gorgeous stretch of coastline.  There, in Tayrona National Park, you can find one beautiful beach after another and is a place that anyone traveling to Colombia should make an effort to visit. It took me three years to finally make it here, but I a ...
    Apr 21 Tags: Untagged
  • Ciudad Perdida

    Posted by Kelsi Mills
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    Kelsi Mills is currently living and working in Cali, Colombia. She moved to Colo
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    La Ciudad Perdida is a five-day hike in the Colombian jungle. A few summers ago, three friends were coming to visit me and I convinced them that this trek was something we needed to do together. They went for it and so, in addition to visiting Cartagena and Taganga, I made arrangements for us to trek to the "The Lost City" in the Sierra Nevadas ...
  • Caño Cristales

    Posted by Kelsi Mills
    Kelsi Mills
    Kelsi Mills is currently living and working in Cali, Colombia. She moved to Colo
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    When I first arrived in Colombia, I heard about a river that was supposed to be breathtakingly beautiful. I also heard that it was incredible hard to get to. So, I forgot about it. But then, last fall, some coworkers and I decided to go. Now, for most of the year, Caño Cristales, is just a normal river, but from June to November, between the wet a ...
    Mar 20 Tags: Untagged
  • The Pacific Coast

    Posted by Kelsi Mills
    Kelsi Mills
    Kelsi Mills is currently living and working in Cali, Colombia. She moved to Colo
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    I love living in Cali. It’s a fun city, but it’s known for it’s nightlife, not it’s wildlife, and it is missing one of my favorite things: the ocean. Which is why, of all the places close to Cali that I have visited, the Pacific Coast of Colombia is my favorite. The first time I went, I was completely taken in by how different the coast was from Ca ...
    Feb 16 Tags: Untagged
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  • The Best Beaches in Colombia

    Posted by Kristin Radermacher
    Kristin Radermacher
    Originally from Minnesota, I moved to Colombia in August 2009, three months afte
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    Bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Amazon River, and full of countless other rivers, lakes and streams, Colombia has no shortage of places to get your feet wet. Mostly I love a good adventure vacation where I can raft down a river, swim in the Amazon, kayak on the Pacific Ocean or go caving. However, every once in awhile you just nee ...
  • Adventures By Day & Treehouse Sleeping By Night at Rio Claro Nature Reserve

    Posted by Kristin Radermacher
    Kristin Radermacher
    Originally from Minnesota, I moved to Colombia in August 2009, three months afte
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    If you were anything like me growing up then you watched the movie Swiss Family Robinson one too many times for the main reason of seeing the awesome treehouse they built for themselves!  As a little girl, the idea of sleeping under a roof, but still very much outdoors and surrounded by nature seemed absolutely magical. At  Rio C ...
    Apr 21 Tags: Untagged
  • La Tierra de Aventura: San Gil & Barichara

    Posted by Kristin Radermacher
    Kristin Radermacher
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    Nicknamed "La Tierra de Aventura" or The Land of Adventure, the Santander region of Colombia lives up to its name. Located in the middle of the country, about six hours north of Bogota, this part of Colombia is known for its scenery - complete with deep canyons, raging rivers and majestic mountains. San Gil   San Gil is a ...
    Apr 15 Tags: Untagged
  • Make the Most of a Weekend in Salento

    Posted by Kristin Radermacher
    Kristin Radermacher
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    Right in the heart of Colombia’s Eje Cafetero (Coffee Axel) there is a highway, which runs between the cities of Pereira and Armenia. Each lovely in their own right, the real gem of this region comes when you deviate from this road and dip down into the pleasant mountain town of Salento. As your bus turns off the main road the fresh smells of the ...
    Mar 22 Tags: colombia, Quindio, Salento
  • Finding Good Coffee in Colombia

    Posted by Kristin Radermacher
    Kristin Radermacher
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    I don’t drink a cup of coffee every single morning. Unlike many, I do not rely on that first 8 (or more) ounces to get my day started. However, there are few smells, tastes and traditions I enjoy more than chatting over a good cup of coffee. In anticipation of my move to Colombia in the summer of 2009, I spent time daydreaming about& ...
    Feb 16 Tags: Untagged
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