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Colombia: think nature


When you think of Colombia, what comes to mind? Hot-weather, Shakira, coffee, the infamous Escobar… Obviously when talking about a country that’s more than 5 times the size of Britain, there’s bound to be a lot of other stuff. And sure enough, there is, and for me one of the most striking things about Colombia is its nature.

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  • GUSTAVO PEREZ
    GUSTAVO PEREZ says #
    If Colombia really has a HIDDEN TREASURE...IT IS .."CHAPARRAL OF THE GREATEST ONES" The landscapes and the weather vary, depending...
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    Josian Chevallier says #
    Completly agree with you,thanks for sharing your experiences and guidig us o know more and love more our country. Important role f...

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

Colombia's Forgotten Conquistador Alonso de Ojeda


My thoughts are elsewhere as I clutch at tufts of grass and haul myself up the steep hillside, sweating profusely in the soporific heat all the while desperately trying to keep up with my guide. Each dry discarded or felled tree appears in my line of sight as a possible lurking place for some venomous creature or another, and risking increasing the distance between the guide and me, I skirt around the edges rather than suffer the possible consequences. And then we arrive at the hillcrest, and below us the claustrophobic confines and still Caribbean waters of the Gulf of Urabá open out with clear views west onto the famed Darien region and from up here I can understand why, in 1509, Spanish Conquistador Alonso de Ojeda, chose this spot.

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