Articles in the Colombia Category
Colombia, Guest Blogger, South America »
Colombia is a fascinating country with a colourful history and vibrant modern culture. While its rainforests, beaches, coffee plantations and pristine natural areas offer vast riches to visitors, its cities are also packed with treasures. Founded in 1538, Bogota is with good reason referred to as the ‘culture capital’ of this amazing country. Every Sunday, the city centre even goes car-free for the day, and locals take to the streets on bikes in a tradition known as La Ciclovia!
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Adventure, Colombia, Culture, South America »
Our experience in San Cipriano was one of the highlights of our travels through Colombia. However there is clearly a dark side that exists outside of our experience.
First off, San Cipriano is a small village located at 200 meters above sea level on the Pacific nearby the port of Buenaventura. Disconnected from the rest of Colombia, San Cipriano probably has about 800 people and was nothing more than one dirt street filled with children of all ages dancing and playing soccer in the streets. The wooden shack homes line the …
Colombia, South America »
Hot, hot, HOT!
Salsa is Cali’s lifeblood. This is a city that’s as hot as the weather, passionate as the salsa and spicy as the chilis. Cali is a city that sizzles after the sun goes down, holding the seat as Colombia’s salsa capital. Cali is one of the world’s most famous cities for salsa. By day, Cali reminds me of walking around in West Hollywood. By night, the city’s a buzz with salsa clubs. Of the most famous, Tin Tin Dao is the hottest spot.
I went on a Thursday night, …
Colombia, South America »
Tradition of White
Miro and I were so lucky to spend a couple of wonderful days in the beautiful city of Popayán. We hadn’t expected the beauty we found among the beautiful colonial architecture and were surprised to experience the “white city” in the midst of constant rain showers.
We had learned some about the city’s vast history and upon researching for this post, was excited to discover the rich contributions made to colombia in this beautiful town.
Popayán has been home to seventeen Colombian presidents, as well as noted poets, painters, …
Colombia, Culture, Museums, South America »
One afternoon in Medellin, we were strolling through the outskirts of the El Poblado neighborhood, we stumbled upon this beautiful castle. Not knowing what it was, we decided to explore the grounds, and even ‘accidentally’ snuck through an open door to see the beautifully preserved room. The gardens were absolutely stunning and delivered us into a springtime slice of paradise in the middle of Medellin’s brick city.
Besides the extensive gardens, the grounds had multiple fountains that transported us back in time.
I captured as much as I could in photographs before I was escorted out …
Colombia, Photo Essays, South America »
What does Colombia look like? 3 months, 12 cities, 48 photos, 2 videos = Our Colombia!
Every picture tells a story, don’t it?
Sit back, relax and take this trip through Colombia with us!
This post is a pictorial essay of our experiences in the magical country of Colombia. Colombia was our first South American country and we had an amazing action packed, cultural experience, even though we had a tad of a struggle getting there. This exercise of looking back helps me to appreciate all the wonderful experiences we’ve had in Colombia and recognizing that the Big Delay getting there was completely worth it! We hope you enjoy this photo essay: