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La Galeria

La Galeria in Cali is exactly the kind of market I like: friendly produce and herb vendors, unfussy stalls selling fresh juices and rellena (blood sausage made with rice, peas and spices)...


Afro-Colombian Week in Bogotá

This is Afro-Colombian Week, celebrating the culture of Colombians of African origin, who make up perhaps 20% of Colombia's population.

The celebrations include food, music and handicrafts near the Las Aguas TransMilenio station, as well as events at the Gaitan Theatre on Ave. Septima.

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Sunday in Simon Bolivar Park

Bogotá, at 2,600 meters above sea level, actually has a beach - here in Simon Bolivar Park.

Simon Bolivar Park, in northwest Bogotá, is the city's biggest park - larger even than New York's Central Park. Simon Bolivar Park, named after the leader of the revolution against Spain, actually consists of several smaller 'sub-parks', including Parque de los Novios (Lovers' Park), a library with a park around it, a sports park, the Botanical Gardens and Central Park (pictured here), the largest of them.

Simon Bolívar is the scene of many cultural events, including Salsa al Parque and Rock al Parque, which is the largest free musical event in Latin America. It lasts three days and attracts bands from all over the world.

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    juan carlos herrera escobar says #
    En lo personal felicito a la ciudad de bogota por el parque simon bolivar, donde se pueden realizar muchas actividades para compar...

Music in the Street

A family affair: This family from Cordoba are a common site in central Bogotá playing lively vallenato music. Their name: 'Alegria Vallenata.'

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  • Mike
    Mike says #
    Muchos dias salen bandas, pero no es muy predicible. Con más frecuencia los dias fines de semana y festivos. Mike...
  • Amanda
    Amanda says #
    Que tan frecuentemente tocan en esos lugares? Me encantaría ir a verlos!


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