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I was traveling though Colombia on a job and I took this photo of Willa, my colleague and fast-friend, being dwarfed by wax palms, the world's tallest palm trees, in Valle de Corcora in Colombia's coffee triangle. This experience was so memorable...
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See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. A trip through the Coffee Triangle, the coffee- growing region of central Colombia, takes you into the small towns and wildlife-rich mountains of the Caldas, Quindio, and Risaralda departments. Base...
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Cra. 18 #1-69, Santa Marta, Taganga, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
There is nothing more exhilarating than floating peacefully below the water, existing as one within one of the most amazing ecosystems on this planet. While Belize and Australia may have some of the best scuba diving waters in the world, the...
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Magdalena, Colombia
Perched atop a jungly hill overlooking Tayrona National Park's Caribbean coastline and mountains, the Ecohabs are one of the few places to stay in the park if you're not hiking in to camp or planning to sleep in a hammock. These are the jungle...
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Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia
No visit to Mocoa would be complete without a hike to el fin del mundo, or the end of the world, a 67 meter tall waterfall that you can sit on top of and gaze out over the jungle below. After 2-3 hours of hiking you will come to the end of the...
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K3, Cavasa, Cali, Juanchito, Colombia
See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. The city of Cali, Colombia, is experiencing a renaissance, thanks to its title as the country’s capital of salsa dancing. Cali, home to just over 2 million people, brims with salsatecas, or salsa clubs, to...
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Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
The Boheme Royal is a three-and-a-half-star hotel located in the swanky Zona Rosa entertainment district. The hotel was within a short and well-lit walk of multiple pubs and restaurants, as well as banks, malls and shops. We ate our faces off at...
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Cl. 10 #5-72, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
When I travel I love to stay in hotels that remind me of home (or my dream home). In Bogotá, I found myself completely at home at Casa Medina. The hotel, located in the Rosales neighborhood, has 58 rooms which are split between an old and new...
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Bogota, Colombia
Galeria Café Libro, on a side street just off Bogotá's upscale Parque 93, is the place to show off your salsa moves on the weekend. Open until 3 a.m., the colorful and sprawling space features two dance floors, a stage for the frequent live music...
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Cl. 39 #7 14, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Many will have heard of La Cevicheria thanks to a visit by Anthony Bourdain in 2009. The location has not lost any of it's charm in the last 4 years. In our very warm July trip to Colombia for a close friend's wedding, La Cevicheria was an oasis....
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Magdalena, Colombia
Take a 2-hour hike through the jungle, along the coast, and emerge onto a gorgeous wild beach. Sleeping options are either a hammock or a tent. While the campsite is crowded the further you hike west the more secluded it gets. Until the nude beach...
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Calle 37, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Charms hang from the wall enclosed in glass because they are special – each representing a miracle come true. Every Feb 2nd the miraculous power of Convento de la Popa is celebrated through an elaborate procession up the tallest point in...
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Cartagena, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia
I got a real feel for local life in Cartagena by having dinner with a local family at their home. I was welcomed with open arms by the Perez Cuesta family in a suburb of Cartagena. The music was playing, the plantanos were frying up, and we all...
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Cl. 11 #6-50, Bogotá, Colombia
Made famous by Anthony Bourdain, La Puerta Falsa has been in business since 1816. Like most places in Colombia, with hundreds of years to perfect a dish the tamales here are insane. The mixed (pork/chicken) tamales (6,500 COP) completely blew my...
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Salento, Quindío, Colombia
The signature dish of Salento, Colombia, is trucha con patacones— trout with mashed, fried plantains—and the most delicious version in town can be found at El Rincon de Lucy. The cozy, family-run eatery serves huge, inexpensive set meals with the...
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Km 12 Vía Bogotá La Calera, La Calera, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Just outside of Bogota,Colombia is the best food you have tasted. It's El Tambor , try it I believe you love it.
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Salento, Quindío, Colombia
I was now alone with simply one of the most majestic views I've ever seen. I just stared in amazement for several minutes reminding myself to breathe every now and then. It seemed ridiculous to want to close my eyes and attempt to control my...
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Cl. 11 #6-50, Bogotá, Colombia
For an authentic Colombian meal, head to La Puerta Falsa Tamales, a small café that’s been in business since 1816 in the heart of Bogota's La Candelaria historic center. I stummbled upon this place and was immediately drawn in by the delicious...
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Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia
We climbed more than seven hundred steps to get to this view from the top of the unique rock El Peñol, one-hour drive from Medellín, Colombia. From the top you are able to see the lake, the dam, and the beautiful picturesque town of Guarape. The...
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Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia
In the unique town of Guatape, colorful "tuk tuk" style minichivas transport you from El Penol, a giant monolith that you can hike, into town for a trout lunch.
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Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
This is an incredible jungle trek, through the rain forest and the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. It takes five days from Machete Pelao where you arrive by 4x4. Then you crosses mountains, rivers and coffee cultures. Every evening,...
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Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Bogotá in notorious for the security of its taxis. The latest murder of a DEA agent in a taxi has made taxi safety an even more frequent topic among both locals and internationals. So, it is important to not hail taxis from the street. I use a...
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Just 30-minute boat ride from central Cartagena, Playa Blanca's soft white sand and clear turquoise waters draw loads of day trippers looking to escape the heat of the city. Rent a shelter and chairs for $10-20 anywhere along the mile-long strand,...
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Vereda El Purutal, San Agustín, Huila, Colombia
St. Agustín is a village of stone beings. Beings, not statues, as the locals like to say. The Double Me, with two heads. The Midwife, with a child hanging from her hands. The Eagle, A Snake Biting, the Shaman with headdress, and Children are...
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Getsemani, Cartagena, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia
You know how some places look like they were painted into real life? Cartagena, Colombia is one of those places.