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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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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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Parrots and a Great View in San Gil


SAN GIL The “adventure capital” of Colombia Altitude: 1,114m (3,655ft) Population: 33,592 Temperature Year-Round: 24 to 32ºC (75-90°F) San Gil is hot. Well, for me and my pasty white gringa skin anyway. It’s the nearest big town to Mogotes, about … Continue reading

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