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Apr 22, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin Architecture Gems: Hotel Nutibara

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Built in 1938 as the first large-scale hotel in Medellin, the Hotel Nutibara is a Medellin institution. Still operating as a hotel and conference center, it continues to stand out  Full Article »

Bogota

Bogota’s international theater festival ends on a high note
Apr 21, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

Bogota’s international theater festival ends on a high note

posted by Flora Baker

After 17 days of international theater performances, the 14th bi-annual Ibero-american Theater Festival came to a close in Colombia’s capital city of Bogota on Sunday.

Bogota

Dutch cycling event to paint Bogota orange for 5th consecutive year
Apr 15, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Dutch cycling event to paint Bogota orange for 5th consecutive year

posted by Flora Baker

The Dutch Embassy will hold their fifth annual orange-themed ‘ciclovia’, a city cycle day, which promotes sustainable development and the use of bicycles, on Sunday April 27 in Bogota.

Culture

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 »

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