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Conversations with Colombians: Mauricio Pertuz


Mauricio is at home in Barranquilla where his favorite carnival takes place. This is what Colombia means to him. Mauricio está en casa, en Barranquilla, donde su carnaval favoritos se lleva a cabo. Esto es lo que Colombia significa para él. LCO: What part of Colombia do you call home? How long have … Continue reading

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Expats in Colombia: Molly Woodriff


Molly came to Colombia to learn Spanish and further experience the culture she was introduced to as a child. Now she’s working with flood victims in Cartagena. Here are her thoughts on her adopted country. LCO: Let’s start with the basics: … Continue reading

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Just Over One Month In…


…and I’m scrambling for some reliable visa information (links in the comments appreciated!). As they say about Colombia, “The only risk…” Yes, I do want to stay. There couldn’t be a place in the world more opposite from London. The chaos of … Continue reading

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Conversations with Colombians: Juan Manuel Cardona Granda


Juan lives in Medellín where he works in forestry, indulges in Colombian food and photographs wildlife. Check out his website here. Juan vive en Medellín donde él trabaja en silvicultura, disfruta la comida Colombiana y la fotografía de la naturaleza. Mire … Continue reading

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Expats in Colombia: Kristin R.


Kristin came to Colombia from America in 2009. She lives in Cali and blogs here. This photo was taken photo at Ciudad Perdida near Santa Marta, Colombia. LCO: Where are you from originally and how did you end up in Colombia? KR: … Continue reading

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Expats in Colombia: Vicki Kellaway


Vicki is a British freelance journalist who has been living in Bogota since the middle of 2010. She blogs at Banana Skin Flip Flops. LCO: Where are you from originally and how did you end up in Colombia? VK: I’m British. … Continue reading

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Preparing for Take-Off


“Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” Aldous Huxley (photo by Cobalto 27 via the … Continue reading

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Colombia: A New Adventure


For the last four years, I lived in the diverse metropolis of London. I spent my days shopping in bustling markets and fashionable boutiques, walking out the front door to the chaos of double-decker busses and black cabs, taking my … Continue reading

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