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Religious celebrations abound in Colombia for Easter Week
Apr 12, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Religious celebrations abound in Colombia for Easter Week

posted by Flora Baker

For Colombia, a country that has a Catholic population of 90%, the week-long celebration of Easter, or “Semana Santa” in Spanish, is the most important religious festival of the year.

Medellin

Apr 11, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Social project turned eyesore: Medellin’s Biblioteca de España

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Envisioned as an architectural symbol of change in Medellin’s once violence-laden eastern hills, the Biblioteca de España is already facing a number of structural issues. 

General

New tourism website aims to improve Colombia’s image abroad
Apr 10, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

New tourism website aims to improve Colombia’s image abroad

posted by Flora Baker

A new English language travel website on Colombia, claiming to do its best to improve the country’s image abroad, was launched Thursday.

Medellin

Apr 10, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin Architecture Gems: Casa de Barrientos

posted by Alexandra Jolly

The Casa de Barrientos, once a family home and now children’s education center, is a beautiful classic house complete with intricate verandas and well kept-gardens, sitting in the bustling center  Full Article »

Medellin

Apr 9, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Dinosaurs, coral reefs and giant bubbles: Welcome to Medellin’s Parque Explora

posted by Jenna Hutber

Parque Explora is Medellin’s city playground, suitable for visitors with children and adults in touch with their “inner child.”

Medellin

Paragliding over Medellin
Apr 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Paragliding over Medellin

posted by Jenna Hutber

“Welcome to heaven” my pilot says as we soar several hundred feet above the city of Medellin.

Caribbean

Colombia’s Sierra Nevada without snow by 2030: Santos
Apr 4, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s Sierra Nevada without snow by 2030: Santos

posted by Charlane Robinson

Colombia’s treasured snow-capped mountains, particularly those of the Caribbean Sierra Nevada mountain range, are in danger of melting as a result of global warming, said President Juan Manuel Santos on  Full Article »

Culture

Apr 3, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin’s architecture gems: Antioquia Train Station

posted by Alexandra Jolly

The historic Antioquia train station is located right next to Alpujarra, Medellin’s administrative district, and marks the epicenter of Medellin’s trading history.

Bogota

Bogota’s renowned theater festival to pay tribute to Colombia’s conflict victims
Apr 3, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Bogota’s renowned theater festival to pay tribute to Colombia’s conflict victims

posted by Larisa Sioneriu

Bogota’s Philharmonic Orchestra will pay tribute to the victims of violence at one of Colombia’s most important cultural events, the bi-annual Iberoamerican Theater Festival (FITB).

Medellin

Apr 2, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin’s architecture gems: Palacio Nacional

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Medellin´s National Palace may give the image of an ancient palace, full of antiques and relics of a by-gone royal family. However the beautiful palace has been converted into a  Full Article »

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