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Cali

Cali’s 9th annual World Salsa Festival in full swing, more popular than ever
Jul 22, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Cali’s 9th annual World Salsa Festival in full swing, more popular than ever

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Cali is in full swing this week for its 9th annual World Salsa Festival, where more than 5,000 dancers have been participating in workshops and arduous competitions, according to Colombia’s official tourism  Full Article »

Medellin

Medellin Flower Festival  2014: Everything you need to know
Jul 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin Flower Festival 2014: Everything you need to know

posted by Emily Dugdale

Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city, has released the program for its annual Flower Festival, one of the city’s most important cultural festivals of the year.

Amazon

Monkey island, giant lily pads and bicycle boats: welcome to Colombia’s Amazon
Jul 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Monkey island, giant lily pads and bicycle boats: welcome to Colombia’s Amazon

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Colombia’s southernmost state, Amazonas, boasts four national parks and is home to some of richest biodiversity on the planet. From canoeing down one of the many tributaries of the Amazon River, to sleeping  Full Article »

Cali

Jul 15, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

San Antonio: Cali’s hipster haven

posted by Melanie Bencosme

In the San Antonio neighborhood of Cali, Colombia, the bright houses line up the hills while graffiti on empty walls adds to the artistic environment where painters sell their work  Full Article »

Bogota

Portugal’s state airline launches new direct route between Bogota, Lisbon
Jun 26, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Portugal’s state airline launches new direct route between Bogota, Lisbon

posted by Nina Damsgaard

Colombia will have four new services a week flying to Europe, after Portugal’s state airline announced they will launch a new direct route from Lisbon to Bogota starting in July,  Full Article »

General

Tourism in Colombia up 12% in 1st quarter of 2014
Jun 24, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Tourism in Colombia up 12% in 1st quarter of 2014

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

International visitors to Colombia have increased by 12% in the first quarter of 2014, with more than half a million visitors this year to date, according to the Ministry of  Full Article »

Caribbean

One of Colombia’s top beaches exceeds maximum capacity, raises environmental concerns
Jun 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

One of Colombia’s top beaches exceeds maximum capacity, raises environmental concerns

posted by Hannah Matthews

Concern over the environmental impact on Colombia’s “Playa Blanca” beach has been highlighted once again as the popular destination reached over 4,500 visitors over the weekend, causing authorities to turn back  Full Article »

Antioquia

‘The best view in the world’: La Piedra del Peñol
Jun 19, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

‘The best view in the world’: La Piedra del Peñol

posted by Melanie Bencosme

A view from an airplane window as it flies over Colombia’s central state of Antioquia is the only comparison to the feeling of making it to “the top of the  Full Article »

Bogota

Avianca flight en route to Colombia grounded after passenger becomes violent
Jun 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Avianca flight en route to Colombia grounded after passenger becomes violent

posted by Melanie Bencosme

An Avianca Airline plane flying from Madrid, Spain to Bogota, Colombia was forced to land in San Juan, Puerto Rico after a passenger on board became violently aggressive, Colombian media  Full Article »

Bogota

ABBA Broadway musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ comes to Colombia
Jun 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

ABBA Broadway musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ comes to Colombia

posted by Melanie Bencosme

The classic Broadway show Mamma Mia! makes its way to Colombia after many international tours and will be shown in the Jorge Gaitan theater in Bogota from August 3 until  Full Article »

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