Cartagena is a city that seduces you from every angle and through all the senses, and food is no exception. Here is a recipe for one of Cartagena’s tastiest street treats.
Congratulations, Bianca. You are an excellent candidate for Lasik refractive surgery for myopia. Eat a light meal tomorrow, don’t apply make-up around the eyes, and be at the clinic at 1pm.
Bogotá is a vibrant, diverse city that can keep visitors in wonder for weeks. Here are our top picks in the city if you don’t have that much time.
1. Because it’s sandwiched between the Caribbean and the Andes, Colombia boasts an incredible variety of musical styles. Some of those styles include:
Champeta • Vallenato • Trova • Salsa • Despecho • Guasca • Merengue • Bachata • Reggaeton • Cumbia • Porro • Currulao • Bambuco • Joropo
2. If you order a café in [...]
The more I learn about Colombian history, the more pissed off I get at the Spanish. Which creates an awkward situation: I can’t possibly stay mad at the nation that gave me paella, sangria, tapas, flamenco and Penélope Cruz.
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A fun game to play in Cali is to spot the enhanced women of the city. Since this is plastic surgery capital of Colombia, the game can get absurdly easy: just look for the women whose breasts arrive before they do.
If that’s not enough, then bet on [...]
If you have a very large entrance to your home in Santa Marta, you turn it into an Internet cafe. And if you have pets, have them perform cute wrestling matches for the clients to keep coming back.
It’s something of a privilege seeing a country start to flex its tourism muscles. Like a baby’s first steps, it’s at once endearing and clumsy, and it only happens once.
Years of robbery and kidnapping by paramilitary thugs made travelling within Colombia a fool’s venture, but improved security over the past few years has sparked a [...]
“This will be your first physical challenge,” the guide told us as he pointed his flashlight at a hole no bigger than a kitchen sink where the cave wall met the floor. I thought this was coincidental and he was referring to a steep climb ahead, or a slippery descent. But he kept the light [...]
When I said to people that I was coming to Colombia, I usually got those three reactions:
“Awesome, wow, lucky you! Take a lot of pictures!”
“Colombia? Why? What are you doing there?”
“Isn’t it like super dangerous in Colombia? Please be careful!!!”
Since I arrived last Saturday I haven’t felt insecure once. Neither in downtown Bogota, on the streets at night, nor in the bus stations or on the roads. Not an ounce of fear.