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Silvia or Colombia's ability for the Unexpected


I thought a lot about my first article for the Colombian Official Bloggers. Shall I talk about myself? Why I decided to settle down in Colombia? Maybe pick my favourite places? Surely after more than 2 years of extensive travelling in the country I can consider myself an expert. Those would be natural options, I could even make something interesting out of it. But no, not the first post. For this post, I would like to share an emotion, something unexpected that deeply touched me. After all, this is what Colombia is about.

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  • Atul
    Atul says #
    Hi, I am from India, I heard in pure Colombia Emerald gemstone are available. Do you have any idea about it. Thanks...

Colombia's UNESCO Heritage Sites


The National Museum, in Bogotá, is holding a colorful exhibition about Colombia's 14 UNESCO World Heritage sites, which include both cultural and natural phenomena. These include very concrete things, such as the Coffee Region and carnaval parades, as well as immaterial phenomena such as music and indigenous peoples' traditional knowledge.

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The Top 10 Reasons I Miss Medellin

I have a confession to make. In August 2010, after a cummulative 18 months living in Medellin Colombia, I left to explore the rest of South America.

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    David Lee says #
    Hi Alex, that's not an easy question to answer. I feel it's generally safe, but it's still a big city and there's street crime. Th...
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    Hi David, I've heard many things about Medellin. I was wanting to visit there for the first time. I am from Houston texas and was ...

Usaquén and its Flea Market

Usaquén's colonial district has always been one of my favorite places in Bogotá, especially during the popular flea market held on every Sunday and holiday. In addition to the market, this area has several great restaurants, a large beautiful plaza, and a lot more history than you'd imagine.

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    Paige says #
    Go to Usaquen, on a market day, is most definitely on my list of things to do next time I am in Bogotá Thanks for the post!...
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    Missy says #
    I picked up some beautiful traditional Colombian pottery at this flea market. A great way to spend the afternoon.

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