• Colombia

    Living Colombia like a Pro

    Gone are the days when drug cartels and guerrilla ran rampant across Colombia and when only a few wanted to visit. You probably know that already and that’s why you want to come. Trust us, there has not been a better time to visit our country than today. Yet, we totally understand that you may want to know how the place you are planning to go is like. That’s why we’ve made this useful list with some great local tips, spanning from safety and transportation to partying like a purebred Colombian. On Being Colombian: We know it, you hear South America and you think of sun, shorts and flip-flops. And,…

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    Colombia through its Festivals

    Colombia is a country of continuous celebration. Regardless of the time of the year, there’s always a reason to party and pay tribute to our culture. Throughout the year, our cities make room for unique and marvelous fairs and festivals which attest to Colombian authenticity. Some of such events treasure our legacy and traditions in such a way, that they have been declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Here are the most important: January Manizales Fair Manizales, Caldas The Manizales Fair , is without a doubt, one of the country’s biggest and most important events. In the first week of January, Manizales becomes the capital of Spain in Latin America. Inspired…

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    Made in Colombia: Our most iconic figures

    When it comes to Colombian talent, we can certainly state that the “Made in Colombia” label has been proudly worn by outstanding Colombians. These legends have managed to establish themselves as masters of their crafts and have made our country reach new heights. Here are some of those consummate Colombians, who we proudly call fellow citizens. Gabriel García Márquez When asked who we admire the most, it’s very likely that Colombians answer García Márquez without hesitation. And it’s not surprising. He was the first Colombian –and fourth Latin-American– to be awarded a Nobel Prize –in this case, the nobel of literature– and became one of the first main voices to…

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    Art Festivals in Bogotá

    Along with Mexico City and Buenos Aires, Bogotá has always stood out among Latin American capitals due to its intellectual and cultural spirit. Many art fairs and festivals are held throughout the year, crossing the borders and becoming significant world-class events, with guests and visitors from across the globe. In fact, some of the following festivals have been responsible for increasing Bogotá’s reputation as one of Latin America’s main cultural hubs. Ibero-American Theater Festival of Bogotá: Created in 1988 by Fanny Mickey –an Argentinian actress who stands out as one of the greatest in our country’s cultural legacy–, the Ibero-American Theater Festival of Bogotá is the most important cultural events…