It’s always good to have an excuse to visit warm and balmy Cartagena, and the Hay Festival is a grand excuse.The annual event attracts some of the top authors from the United States, Europe, Mexico, and South America to discuss their art, the world of publishing, and the future of books. 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the Hay Festival in Cartagena and promises to be even more impressive.
Cali is known as the capital of salsa and fiestas, and a little bit of salsa dancing is a must when visiting. But there’s more to the city than just partying. Known as caleños, people from Cali are generally laid back, love to talk, and love to spend time with people, all of which makes them great company when you’re visiting.
The cool, crisp air, the Colonial houses mixed in with the modern architecture, and a growing restaurant scene make Bogota a great place for a little romance. Walk hand-in-hand down narrow, cobblestone streets in any of the dining areas around the city and choose from a variety of cuisines – French, Peruvian, Italian or typical Colombian fare.
When you need a rest from sight-seeing in Medellin or just want to hang out and enjoy a frothy latte made with 100% Colombian coffee, there’s no better place than a coffee shop. Read on to find out about some of the best coffee shops in Medellin.
Santa Marta and the surrounding area are brimming with places to visit that everyone in the family will love. White sand beaches, a rainforest in the mountains, aquariums with sea creatures, and beautiful colonial houses, the only thing your family will need more of will be time to see it all.
Often called the Salsa Capital of the World, Cali is all about salsa. Wherever you go – when traveling by bus or taxi, when walking past a store, or visiting a friend in their home – you will hear the sounds of salsa inviting you to move your feet to the seductive rhythms.
Souvenir shopping in Bogota can be a fascinating cultural experience. Not only is it a chance to take home precious memories of your trip, but the very places where artisans gather to sell their products creates even more memories.
Medellin is a very green city, so it’s easy to find just the type of park to visit and with the activities you want. The perfect weather year round in Medellin also means it’s always a good time to get some sun in a park. From amusement parks to gardens to hiking trails, you’ll find it all in and around Medellin.
Year-round cool weather in Bogota means that any time of the year is perfect for a walk through tree-lined restaurant quarters like Usaquén or Zona G on the way to an intimate drink, and is equally suited for an energy-filled party until dawn at one of the many bars throughout the city.
When visiting Cartagena for the first time, having the right tips can not only make your trip more pleasant, but can also help you save money, book the right hotel, and even keep an eye on some health considerations.