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My Colombia Travel Wish List


Who doesn’t want to follow the in Simon Bolivar’s footsteps along the Ruta Libertador, kayak in the Magdalena River, ride the brujita to San Cipriano, stargaze in the Tatacoa desert or watch Falcao scoring goals in the Campin in Bogota? I put this to you? There’s too much on offer in Colombia.

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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 Concurso Nacional de Belleza in Cartagena: A Colombian Institution


The madness has already begun but if you rush you can make it to the unstoppable party in Cartagena that is the Concurso Nacional de Belleza or the Miss Colombia Pageant taking place right now.

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How to make ají (Colombian hot sauce)


If you sit down at any neighborhood joint in Colombia for a bite, you will see small bowls filled with something that looks like a watery relish. This is ají, and it is delicious and not at all relishy. Ají is vinegary and salty and a bit spicy, and it is served with all manners of Colombian food, but especially with empanadas, papas rellenas and other fritanga, as it is a perfect complement to heavier fried foods. Along with hogao, the tomato and onion base used for much of Colombian food, ají is one of the defining sauces in Colombian cuisine.

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  • Johana
    Johana says #
    Thank you so much for this recipe. I never have tried ají made with lime juice, that doesn't sound right... I'm Colombian, my favo...
  • Eva Laura Siegel
    Eva Laura Siegel says #
    I'm sure everyone has their own way of doing it, but when I was taught to make this kind of aji the acid was provided by white vin...

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