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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
    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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(Not So Secret) Secrets of the Colombian Kitchen

As is probably pretty obvious by now around here, much of my time in Colombia has been spent in people's kitchens, principally my boyfriend's mother's. Though the fact that most ovens in Colombia lack any form of temperature control drives me crazy, Colombian kitchens come standard with a fair amount of ingenious gadgets that aren't seen in the states but that I think would be equally as useful for many households.

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  • Eva
    Eva says #
    Petra, I'm so glad to hear that it worked out for you! Thanks for writing back with your update!
  • Petra
    Petra says #
    Just a quick update to say that after a bit of trial and error with heat settings, timings and salt quantity I am now turning out ...

Coffee Culture

Colombia is known world-wide for its great coffee. But it can sometimes be hard to find a good cup of coffee here, because the best coffee is exported, while inexpensive coffee is actually imported for domestic consumption.

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