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Bogota

James Blunt to perform in Colombia
Feb 25, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

James Blunt to perform in Colombia

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Singer-songwriter James Blunt is set to play in Colombia in little over a month when his Moon Landing World Tour hits the capital Bogota.

General

Colombia received 12% more foreign visitors in 2014: Govt
Feb 18, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Colombia received 12% more foreign visitors in 2014: Govt

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The number of foreign visitors to Colombia grew 12.1% in 2014, according to statistics released by the country’s trade ministry.

Caribbean

Feb 16, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

The amazing colors of Barranquilla’s carnival

posted by Joel Duncan

The Colombian Caribbean city of Barranquilla kicked off its annual carnival extravaganza. We could publish an entire story about it, but we won’t because photos are much more fun.

Bogota

Largest snake in world history exposed in Bogota
Feb 5, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Largest snake in world history exposed in Bogota

posted by Adriaan Alsema

A replica of a titanoboa, a 48-feet monster snake that lived in Colombia some 60 million years ago, has gone on exhibition in Bogota.

Antioquia

Main mansion of Pablo Escobar’s Haciendo Napoles collapses
Feb 5, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Main mansion of Pablo Escobar’s Haciendo Napoles collapses

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Twenty years after the death of its original owner, the former home of slain drug lord Pablo Escobar, the main mansion at the Haciendo Napoles in central Colombia, has collapsed.

Medellin

Botero returns to Medellin with ‘the Circus’
Feb 4, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Botero returns to Medellin with ‘the Circus’

posted by Julia Guggenheim

Sculptor and painter Fernando Botero, internationally recognized for his voluminous figures, has come back to his home town Medellin with a new exhibition called “the Circus.”

Central Colombia

Colombia builds ‘tallest Jesus statue’ in Americas
Jan 29, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Colombia builds ‘tallest Jesus statue’ in Americas

posted by Piotr Wojciak

A massive and controversial monument of Jesus Christ, which has sprung up in central-east Colombia in past weeks, is touted as the tallest such statue in the Americas.

General

Bogota to have second airport by 2021
Jan 22, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Bogota to have second airport by 2021

posted by Nat Smith

Colombia’s government announced on Wednesday it hopes to finish the construction of the capital Bogota’s second airport in 2021.

Caribbean

Barranquilla begins celebrations month before actual carnival
Jan 19, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Barranquilla begins celebrations month before actual carnival

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Barranquilla’s carnival does not start until February 14, but that hasn’t stopped locals from beginning the annual celebration almost a month early with a series of pre-carnival activities.

Coffee region

Colombia coffee region website close to winning award for innovation
Jan 12, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Colombia coffee region website close to winning award for innovation

posted by Adriaan Alsema

A website promoting tourism in Colombia’s coffee region is vying to win a World Tourism Organization’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism.

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