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Surviving Semana Santa


Last week – Semana Santa – was one of the most religious times of year in Colombia – a country that is 90% catholic. For someone who is not religious and not used to having a huge amount of family … Continue reading

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Conversations with Colombians: Luz María Uribe Escobar


Luz calls Bogota home. She is a journalist and entrepreneur. Read on for her thoughts on Colombia. Luz llama a casa de Bogotá. Ella es una periodista y un empresario. Éstos son sus pensamientos sobre Colombia. LCO: Which part of Colombia do you call home? How long have you lived there? ¿Qué parte de Colombia … Continue reading

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Exploring Colonial Towns Barichara and Guane


BARICHARA In 1975, declared “The prettiest village in Colombia.” Altitude: 1,237m (4,058ft) Population: 4,149 Average Temperature: Around 23ºC (73°F) In the local dialect, Barichara means “Place of Rest” and it is certainly that with sleepy colonial streets and shady central … Continue reading

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