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General

Bogota to have second airport by 2021
Jan 22, 2015 Ξ Comments

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 Comments are off

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 Comments

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.

General

Colombia among Forbes’ 10 ‘coolest places to visit in 2015′
Dec 17, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia among Forbes’ 10 ‘coolest places to visit in 2015′

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia is one the world’s 10 coolest places to visit in 2015, said US business magazine Forbes.

Medellin

Medellin website releases app for visitors
Dec 16, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin website releases app for visitors

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Medellin Living has released a free iPhone app for visitors to Colombia’s second largest city, the travel and expat website announced on Tuesday.

Medellin

The church that towers over Medellin’s northeast
Dec 16, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

The church that towers over Medellin’s northeast

posted by Larisa Sioneriu

The Divine Mercy church is a stunning neo-Gothic icon that towers over northeastern Medellin from the Manrique neighborhood.

General

Colombia’s migration office announces airport strike and major delays for Friday
Dec 15, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s migration office announces airport strike and major delays for Friday

posted by Juan Pablo Acevedo

Air travel to Colombia is expected to suffer major delays on Friday after migration officials in Bogota on Monday said they will go on strike to demand improved working conditions.

General

Colombia begins charging Canadian visitors $80 on entry
Dec 9, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia begins charging Canadian visitors $80 on entry

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Since the beginning of this month, Canadian citizens traveling to Colombia have to pay a COP160,000 or $80 entry fee.

General

Colombia closes airports amid bad weather
Dec 9, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia closes airports amid bad weather

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Due to bad weather conditions, eight airports in different parts of Colombia were closed on Tuesday, five of which remained closed on Wednesday.

Cali

Where to see the best salsa at this year’s Feria de Cali
Dec 9, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Where to see the best salsa at this year’s Feria de Cali

posted by Juan Pablo Acevedo

Salsa is the undisputed center of the “Feria de Cali,” one of Colombia’s most important festivals that takes place at the end of December every year. If you want to enjoy some  Full Article »

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