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Chocolate con queso

"Vea, se le cayo esto" - Look, you dropped this.

If you are one of those people who unwraps a candy bar and lets the wrapper drop to the street (and if you are, what is wrong with you??), and if you happen to be in Colombia while you do this, it is quite likely that someone will (ever so politely) tap you on the shoulder to hand you your wrapper, saying, "vea, se le cayo". Then they will smile (with only the slightest hint of passive-aggresiveness), and be on their merry way.

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The Tatacoa Desert (Desierto de la Tatacoa)

To break up the bus trip back to Bogota from San Agustin, I made a stop into Neiva and the Tatacoa Desert for a couple of days. I visited the desert as a day trip from Neiva, the capital of the Huila district of Colombia. Starting off bright and early in the morning at the bus station in Neiva, I caught a collectivo bus to Villavieja. These buses don’t run on a timetable, they go when they’re full. It was recommended to me to go early so I wouldn’t have to wait too long and I only ended up waiting about 15 minutes. The trip to the town took around 45 minutes.

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  • Inge
    Inge says #
    Hey Renee, nice story. I am very curious about where did you stay for the night? You slept in the desert or in Neiva? Greetz, Inge...
  • William Pinilla
    William Pinilla says #
    The story is wonderful, but I miss the best experience in Desert Tatacoa is a night watching the stars at the Astronomical Observa...

La Tierra de Aventura: San Gil & Barichara

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.

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Should’ve Been there, Reflections on the 40th Vallenato Festival

In the background the famed Vallenato accordionist, Alfredo Gutierrez was hammering out a tune with his foot whilst held aloft on the shoulders of five of his band members.

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