Category: Things to Do

Old Town Cartagena

April 15, 2014

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In addition to the beautiful boutique stores, numerous restaurants, and colorful street vendors in Cartagena, there are many treasures to see around town and just outside the city walls.

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12 Delicious Foods to Try in Colombia

April 1, 2014

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Bandeja paisa, Colombia

There are so many delicious dishes in Colombia it’s hard to choose just a few, but here are 12 favorite foods to try when visiting.

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The Beaches of Santa Marta

March 18, 2014

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Playa Blanca, Santa Marta photo

Some of the best beaches in Colombia are found along Santa Marta’s coastline, with white sand, turquoise water and plenty of diving and snorkeling opportunities. From convenient beaches close to the city to more secluded spots, there’s plenty to discover in Santa Marta.

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Tango Dancing in Medellin

February 18, 2014

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Tango dancers

One of the many surprises for visitors to Medellin is that tango is alive and well. Tango is considered part of the cultural patrimony of the city and generations of tango lovers have kept the art alive. In fact, outside of Argentina, Medellin is one of the top cities to take in some tango.

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Cartagena for Cruise Visitors

February 11, 2014

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For those who have just a day to visit Cartagena while stopping by on a cruise, there’s plenty to see. With several UNESCO sites and plenty of history, shopping and fine dining, a day in Cartagena fills up fast.

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Riding the Medellin Cable Car

February 4, 2014

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The Medellin cable car system is efficient, clean and well maintained, showing the pride that people have in their unique method of transportation.

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How to Spend One Day in Bogota

January 14, 2014

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Plaza de Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia

When spending a day in Bogota, head to La Candelaria, where Bogota was born. It can be hard to fit all of the sights to see into just one day, since there are numerous museums to visit, plenty of local foods to taste, and an amazing view of the city.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Colombia

January 7, 2014

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Cartagena Street Scene

The fourteen UNESCO World Heritage sites and cultural manifestations in Colombia are a great way to explore the country’s heritage and cultures going back 3,000 years. These sites were selected from all around Colombia, from the coast to the mountains to the Amazon jungle. There are places rich with history and culture that give visitors the chance to explore an ancient tomb, admire a small historic town on the Magdalena River, play a marimba, or experience the alegria of carnival time.

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Medellin’s Best Museums

December 17, 2013

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Museo de Antioquia Medellin

Art seems to be everywhere in Medellin, and a good way to see it is by visiting the best museums. In addition to collections of national and international art, there are some unusual museums in Medellin. Wander around a cemetery now turned into a center of cultural activity, a French castle that celebrates the past, and a museum recognizing one of Latin America’s most famous living artists.

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Things to Do in Cartagena with Kids

November 12, 2013

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Cartagena Fort

Families staying in Cartagena will find plenty of kid-friendly activities to do, including visiting beaches, islands, forts, and interactive museums.

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