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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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  • 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...
  • Colombian Lover
    Colombian Lover says #
    What about lime? I always thought aji should have lime no?

Gabo in La Candelaria


On the 30th anniversary of Gabriel García Marquéz's Nobel Prize for literature, it seems worthwhile to look at a little-know chapter in his life: his time in Bogotá's La Candelaria neighborhood.

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  • ´Villa de leyva
    ´Villa de leyva says #
    I love the old man "GaBo", thanks for him Colombia have the meening of magical realism. Nice pictures of de Bogotas down town...
  • Jorge Orlando Melo
    Jorge Orlando Melo says #
    I forgot the image of the building in 7 with Jimenez. The building (Colombiana de Tabaco) was destroyed in 1956-57 to build El Tie...

Breathless in the Quindio


The Quindio is Colombia's smallest “departamento” or province, but it is without a doubt one which is packed with many attractions. Every village in Quindio is worthy of a day trip. Recently I visited Salento, with side trips to nearby Cocora valley and finishing up in Filandia.

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