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Spectacled bear

The Spectacled Bear

Spectacled bears, also known as Andean bears are a fascinating species native to South America. They are considered a vulnerable population and according to the IUCN Red List there are less than 10,000 currently in existence. Some scientists believe their numbers are closer to 2,500. The spectacled bear is the only living bear belonging to the subfamily Tremarctinae (short-faced bear) […]

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Medellin

Medellin is one of the most popular destinations in Colombia for locals and foreign tourists alike. Known as the “city of eternal spring” and capital of the department of Antioquia, Medellin is an absolute must-see. Sitting at an elevation of nearly 5000 feet within the Aburra Valley and surrounded by the Andes Mountains, few places offer the beauty and character […]

Playful Pink Amazon River Dolphin

The Pink River Dolphin

The pink river dolphin (amazon river dolphin) is a unique species of toothed whale that’s born gray and turns pink as it ages. It inhabits 6 countries in South America (Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela) and is the largest species of river dolphin in the world. In fact, it can reach a length of over 8 feet and […]

Pereira Colombia

Pereira

Located in the center of the coffee triangle at the foothills of the Andes mountains, Pereira is a city of magic and wonder. Some of the most popular locations in Colombia are easily reachable from Pereira. I spent over six months in this beautiful city and would like to share what I know with you. It’s definitely one of the […]

Bucamaranga Skyline

Bucamaranga

If you are visiting Colombia, Bucamaranga should be at the top of your list. Bucaramanga has been given the nickname “La Ciudad Bonita de Colombia” (Colombia’s Beautiful City) for a reason. With it’s stunning views and semi – modernized infrastructure you could call it the blueprint for South America. In fact, it has the lowest unemployment rate in Colombia and […]

Colombian Desserts

In Colombia, dessert is always on the menu! Culinary arts is a staple in the country. Recipes have been passed down for generations. It’s no surprise that traditional Colombian desserts are so rich, filling and sweet. Let’s take a look! Rice with milk When cooked with a touch of wood flavor, rice with milk (rice pudding) can be very satisfying. […]

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Colombian Spiders

With over 300 diverse ecosystems, Colombia is a perfect breeding ground for all kinds of wildlife, including spiders! That’s right, the country boasts 100’s if not 1000’s of spider species within it’s borders. Most spiders are harmless. In fact, most spiders are good because they help get rid of invasive and annoying bugs like mosquitoes and cockroaches. With that said, […]

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Breakfast in Colombia

Want to know what’s for breakfast in Colombia? You came to the right place. In this article we will review 10 popular breakfast foods in Colombia. From creamy soups to cheesy corn bread, we’ll explore the culinary diversity Colombia has to offer. Let’s get started! Changua Changua is a hearty milk soup with eggs popular in the central Andes. The […]

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Colombian Money

If you´re planning a trip to Colombia it’s important to understand Colombian money. We made a practical guide to ensure you have a full understanding before your trip. What kind of money is used in Colombia Answer: the peso – but it’s not the same peso used in other countries like Mexico. In 1837 the peso completely replaced the use […]

Colombian coffee field

Colombian Coffee

It’s a well known fact some of the best coffee in the world comes from Colombia. I love Colombian coffee and it’s no surprise why. Colombia has a perfect climates for coffee plants. It rains often, there’s lush vegetation to provide proper shade, it almost never freezes and the altitude is magnificent. I’ll never forget the first time I smelled […]