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Why I love Colombian supermarkets


Our very first day in South America, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, my sister and I made a grocery list and walked to the market down the street, only to find that the first 3 items on our list—peanut butter, oatmeal and plain yogurt—were nowhere to be found. Instead they had an entire aisle devoted to dulce de leche and about a thousand varieties of pasta and crackers. Living outside of the U.S. makes you realize that supermarkets vary wildly by region; personally, I strongly prefer the supermarkets in Colombia over those in the rest of South America.

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  • Eva Laura Siegel
    Eva Laura Siegel says #
    Sharon- Salento is BEAUTIFUL, I was just there a couple of weeks ago. In general I felt very safe in the Eje Cafetero (the region ...
  • Sharon
    Sharon says #
    Will I feel safe visiting Salento, Columbia? And does Salento also have the beautiful Supermarkets as you have shown?

Bogotá's Street Fruit


Colombia's got lots of great fruits and street foods. And January happens to be a great month for street fruit, when vendors roll out carts piled high with mangostinos, pitayas, chantaduros and other great fruits.

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Colombia's Fantastic Fruits!

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Posing with a guanabana in the Palo Quemao fruit market.

I've lived all over South America, but Colombia is where I've seen the biggest variety of tropical fruits. Maybe it's thanks to the country's size, its great variety of climates, or just luck. But, from the sweet and refreshing pitaya, to the passionate maracuya, to the bizarre and juicy sapote, to the delicate mangostino, Colombia's fruits are a marvel.

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    Joel says #
    I have been there twice and I love it. The most loving people, the best food, large variety of fruits, the best beaches (Tayrona N...

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