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Juan Valdez: As Colombian as it gets

I was staying with a couple of Colombians and a friend of mine came to visit us from Scotland. Keen to know everything about Colombian culture, she sat listening intently as our hosts unloaded hours of information about the country’s history of the country, and how things are now. Having explored what I thought was every corner possible, my friend suddenly turned meek. Sheepishly, she asked, "What about Starbucks? Are there any Starbucks here?" Laughter rung through the apartment.

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    juan valdez rocks

My fantastic Colombia travel BlogTrip to La Guajira

Very occassionally a trip comes along that reminds you why you fell in love with travel in the first place: the sense of adventure, the overwhelming feel of amazement with the world and the excitement of encountering new cultures you didn't know existed.

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    Domitilla Raimondo says #
    Hi Paul Could you send the details of the tour opperator you went with. We would like to do the same trip. Thank you Tilla...
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    Marce says #
    Hey Paul. How many days were you in La Guajira?

Defining a“rumba”

The first time I went to Colombia, in 2008, I stayed with my friend Carolina and her family. It was December, and people were already gearing up to celebrate. In daily conversations with friends, the word "rumba" kept coming up over and over again in the context of going out at night, but I could never pin down what it actually meant. “Hay rumba?” “Vamos a rumbear?” Is there a rumba? Are we going to rumba? I tried asking Carolina: -Rumba is like fiesta? -Sort of....-It's going out dancing? -Well, kind of...

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    Carlos says #
    Great post seems you finally started realizing what rumba really means,i stronglly recommed you visit barranquilla where " rumba" ...

Guaviare is Otherworldly

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” - Edward Abbey

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