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Caribbean

Apr 1, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Discovering Colombia’s desert: La Guajira

posted by Camilo Mejia Giraldo

Travelers to South America’s most northern point, La Guajira, will encounter a wildly arid landscape, rough roads, desolate beaches and one of Colombia’s most enduring indigenous communities.

Caribbean

Mar 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombian island: Isla de Pirata, Cartagena

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Isla de Pirata (Pirate Island) is a stunning and secluded island off the coast of Cartagena de Indias, northern Colombia. 

Caribbean

Mar 5, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Barranquilla Carnival comes to a close

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Official programming for the 2014 Barranquilla Carnival came to a close Tuesday, after a host of parades, music, and colorful costumes had taken over the coastal Colombian city for the  Full Article »

Caribbean

Mar 3, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Barranquilla Carnival in photos

posted by Mimi Yagoub

This weekend brought in the start of official festivities for the Barranquilla Carnival, with its folkloric beats, arranged dances and armies of  colors and costumes flooding the streets of the coastal  Full Article »

Caribbean

Barranquilla Carnival ready to rock Colombia’s Caribbean coast
Feb 26, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Barranquilla Carnival ready to rock Colombia’s Caribbean coast

posted by Alexandra Jolly

The annual Barranquilla Carnival is set to start Saturday and will continue on for four days of lights, color, music, parades and shows.

Beauty

Feb 24, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Barranquilla Carnival elects Queen of Queens

posted by Camilo Mejia Giraldo

One of Colombia’s largest festivals, the Barranquilla Carnival, has chosen its new beauty queen at the end of a three month competition.

Caribbean

Mayor of Baranquilla bans ‘vulgar’ costumes at carnival
Feb 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Mayor of Baranquilla bans ‘vulgar’ costumes at carnival

posted by Connor Paige

In a surprise move, the mayor of the northern Colombian city of Baranquilla has banned costumes considered to offend the dignity or integrity of political figures or others at this  Full Article »

Business

Cruise ship tourism up 26.6% in Colombia
Feb 7, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Cruise ship tourism up 26.6% in Colombia

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Colombia’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism announced Friday that cruise ship tourism to the country rose by 26.6% between January and November 2013.

Caribbean

Cartagena reclaims ‘squatted’ beach for public use
Jan 28, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Cartagena reclaims ‘squatted’ beach for public use

posted by Maren Soendergaard

Colombia’s Caribbean tourism hotspot Cartagena announced on Monday that it will reclaim more than two miles of a private beach south of the city.

Caribbean

$1.2M spent to restore Casa Museo Bolivar
Jan 16, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

$1.2M spent to restore Casa Museo Bolivar

posted by Taran Volckhausen

Restoration at Colombia’s Casa Museo Bolivar, where Latin American independence hero Simon Bolivar lived during the last months of his life, has been completed, with a final price tag of  Full Article »

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