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Noche de las Velitas in La Candelaria


To me, one of Bogotá's prettiest and most touching traditions is the annual Noche de las Velitas, or Night of the Little Candles, which symbolically inaugurates the Christmas season. Bogotanos, particularly in La Candelaria, put lighted candles in doorways, windowsills and sidewalks.

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Side Trip to Guatape


Trust the people of Medellin to make a super weekend retreat around the base of an artificial lake and a huge anomalous boulder. Guatape is fantastic. Climbing out of the stifling Aburra Valley the air clears and a slight chill sets in and this is a welcome relief from the bustle and closeness of Medellin. With the bare corrugated iron rooftops and the stark bricks of the city’s outer-lying communas disappearing beneath the lip of the hill the winding roads past Rionegro give way to Marinilla and on to the town of Guatape and its views over the impressive Embalse de Guatapé as the lake is known.

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December in Colombia


December in Colombia means several things with names that are quite likely as of yet unrecognizable to you: novenas and alumbrados, natillas and buñuelos, though if you spend any time in Colombia during this time of year you will quickly become well acquainted with them.

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