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Colombian Independence Day = Lechona


Colombia Independence Day is July 20th, and in essence it’s more or less the same as Independence Day in the U.S., or most places, I imagine: lost of food, lots of beer, and an amped-up dose of nationalism. Colombian Independence Day does of course involve music and dancing as well, as all Colombian celebrations do, and instead of doing the typical, weak-sauce American cookout, many people will clean, stuff and roast a whole piglet. (Don’t forget to decorate it afterwards!)

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You can eat very well in Cartagena. It isn't cheap but there are some excellent restaurants to take your pick from.

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Calentado - A very Colombian breakfast


A few days ago a friend asked me to recommend a good Colombian breakfast and a lot of things immediately came to mind: caldo de costilla, tamal, changua, huevos pericos and hot chocolate, but in the end I suggested calentado and he loved it - now he's on a mission to hunt down the best calentado in town.

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  • muñoz cardenas andres
    muñoz cardenas andres says #
    calentao paisa paisa is a dish which you can prepare homemade and quick mind besides its economy and exquisite taste according to ...
  • kevin torres
    kevin torres says #
    Traditional calentado paisa (from the region of Antioquia) usually includes rice, ripe plantain, meat (in small pieces or ground),...

Colombia for Big People: Part I

A Guide for the Rest of Us!

When I attended the launch of Official Bloggers in the elegant De La Opera hotel in Bogota in February, I was almost certainly the oldest person present, even though I am only 51. Colombia is a country of young people and seems to attract travelers who are mostly twenty-something. There is a lot of entertainment and activities for the young in this country, but what does it have for those pushing or over forty, fifty, and beyond somethings? As one of "them," and as a resident of this splendid land, I proffer a series of articles that will help you navigate the areas that interest people like us! For this first installment, let us get night clubbing, dining and shopping out of the way!

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Colombian Gastronomy on Wheels

Have you ever heard of Diego Moreno? Turns out he's a guy from Bogotá who is travelling around South America by bike in order to learn more about the gastronomy of Latin American countries, starting and ending in Colombia, and based on the origin, variety, cultivation, use, selection and preparation of food, dining preferences, eating habits, ceremonies and rituals.

 

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  • Diana
    Diana says #
    Hi! Thanks for your comment. You are absolutely right about the rain. Hopefully he'll have good weather for most of his trip. Not ...
  • Jameson Blake
    Jameson Blake says #
    This is just! It sounds like a dream biking and eating good food. What could go wrong... the only thing I know that ruins both of ...

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