Colombia

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Tropical Fruits of Colombia

Colombia has the perfect climate to grow fruit due to its diverse topography and ability to harvest year-round. So, it’s no surprise Colombia is one of the best places to find some of the most delicious tropical fruits in the world. Let’s take a moment to review some of the fruits you should try when visiting Colombia. Fruits of Colombia […]

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The Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

Museo del Oro, also known as “the gold museum” or “museum of gold” is an intriguing and historic collection of pre-hispanic antiques located in Bogota, Colombia. The museum houses one of the most extensive archaeological collections in South America. With over 50,000 ancient relics, the gold museum is a great place to visit if you want to learn more about […]

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Best Places to Visit in Colombia – Top 15

Colombia is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. With its rich history, beautiful landscapes, heavenly beaches and colorful architecture, it’s a must-see. It’s an intriguing place with over 1,900 miles of coastline stretching from the Caribbean Sea to the Amazon jungle. Inland, you’ll find vast mountain ranges like the Andes and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. It’s […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]