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An article about living in Colombia, and places to visit.
Love and friendship drew me back to Colombia again and again after my first visit, until I finally moved there in 2013. Now that I’ve traveled more extensively throughout the country, I realize they weren’t exaggerating when another campaign claimed “Colombia is magical realism.” Here are some of the magical places you absolutely must try to visit on a trip to Colombia.
Colombia is one of the most diverse countries in the world, full of contrasts and contradictions. It brings together the otherworldly landscapes of the paramos and the cloud forest and tantalizes tourists with pristine beaches on remote islands and distant snow-capped mountains.
The urban and contemporary art scene tells stories of Colombian reality, past and present, and you can’t help but notice the colonial, indigenous, and modern cultural influences.
Here are the top 20 activities to cons...
I entered Victoria Lizarralde’s garden, also known as the Hummingbird Observatory, and felt a ‘whoosh’ and the unmistakeable ‘buzz’ of a hummingbird whizzing past my ear. On a cool, damp Sunday morning I had joined a small tour group led by Andes Ecotours and travelled 45 minutes up into the mountains from Bogotá.
FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, Colombia has been named one of the happiest countries in the world. I’ve lived in Colombia for nearly four years, and learned a little about the secrets to their happiness. Are there some Colombian customs that we could all adopt in our pursuit for joy? Here are a few ideas:
1. Family values
Family is the most important thing in the world for most Colombians. It’s normal to see a man walking down the street with his arm around his mother. In turn, mothers will spoil the...
I’m so pleased that a piece I wrote about one of my everyday experiences in Bogotá (namely sitting in traffic!) was accepted for inclusion in an anthology, which includes work by a number of writers with a connection to Colombia, in memory of the great Gabriel García Marquez, who passed away one year ago on 17th April 2014. My piece considers themes associated with Gabo and his life and work, as well as my own experience and feelings about life in Bogotá as an outsider.
“But then I realized t...
When I was contemplating my move to Colombia, I started trying to work out where to live in Bogotá by checking the cost of rent to see what I could get for my money. The problem was that I had no idea which areas were nice, safe and well-located, or which I should avoid. Now that I’ve been living here for a while, I feel qualified to provide the low-down of areas you might want to consider living in. If you want to find accommodation in Bogotá, you might find my post on how to find a place to...
Back in July 2017 we decided to go to Villa de Leyva in Boyacá for a long weekend. A trip to this beautiful little colonial town set in the picturesque countryside of Boyacá is one of those trips everyone visiting Bogota will try to make if they have time. That said, it took me four years to make the journey there! But it was well worth the wait!
How to get to Villa de Leyva
By bus from Terminal de Transporte, Salitre
A common way to travel in Colombia, especially if you’re only travelling fo...