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Conversations with Colombians: Luis Fernando Gonzalez Cortes


Luis lives in Bogota but loves his the town he calls home, San Gil. Here are his thoughts on Colombia and why he wouldn’t change anything.  Luis vive en Bogotá, pero ama a su pueblo que él llama su casa, San Gil. He aquí susreflexiones sobre Colombia y por qué no iba a cambiar nada. LCO: Which part of Colombia … Continue reading

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Conversations with Colombians: Juan Camilo Orrego


Juan is a journalist at home in Medellín. Here he talks about Colombia and his favorite traditions. Juan es un periodista en su casa en Medellín. Aquí se habla de Colombia y sus tradiciones favoritas. LCO: Where in Colombia do you call home? How long have you lived there? ¿Qué parte … Continue reading

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Conversations with Colombians: Orlando Cossio Murillo


Orlando is home in Cali. He talks about the many reasons visitors will love his country. Orlando es la sede en Cali. Habla de los visitantes muchas razones que ama a supaís. LCO: Which part of Colombia do you call home? How long have you lived there? ¿Qué parte … Continue reading

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Conversations with Colombians: Rafael Tamayo


Rafael feels at home everywhere in Colombia. Here he talks about all the reasons why he loves his country. Rafael se siente como en casa en todas partes en Colombia. Aquí habla de todas lasrazones por las que ama a su país. LCO: Which part of Colombia do you call … Continue reading

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Conversations with Colombians: Patricia Elena Villa Zamarra


Patricia comes from Antioquia. She works as a tour guide. Here are her thoughts about the country she knows so well. Patricia viene de Antioquia. Ella trabaja como guía turístico. Éstos son pensamientos sobre el país que ella conoce tan bien. LCO: Which part of Colombia do you call home? How long have you … Continue reading

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Conversations with Colombians: Jeimmy Camelo


Jei is a Colombian who feel at home in many places. She values independence, intelligence and the beauty of her country. Jei es una colombiana que se sienta como en casa en muchos lugares. Ella valora la independencia, la inteligencia y la belleza de su país. LCO: Which part of Colombia do … Continue reading

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Conversations with Colombians: Dilia Andrea Ortiz Montoya


Dilia lives in Cali, but she is from Girardot. She tells us about a favorite tradition with a rag doll and why everyone should visit Colombia. Dilia vive en Cali, pero ella es de Girardot. Ella nos dice sobre una tradición favorita con un muñeco y por que todo el … Continue reading

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Conversations with Colombians: Franklin Florez


Franklin is from Cartagena. Read on to find out why he loves his city and the country he calls home. Franklin es de Cartagena. El lee para averiguar por que el ama su ciudad y el pais que el llama … Continue reading

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A Weekend in Bogota


BOGOTA “2600 metros más cerca de las estrellas” – 2600 meters closer to the stars Altitude: 2,625 m (8,612 ft) Population: 7,434,453 Temperature Year-Round: 3-25 °C (37-77 °F) Eight hours on the long stretch from Mogotes to Bogota passed surprisingly quickly thanks to the … Continue reading

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Guato and a Sunday Morning Market


I aimed my camera down the colorful Mogotes street when Guato (photo below) pointed at me and then crossed himself and posed for a shot. He had a good laugh – one of those deep belly laughs – and then … Continue reading

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