Bogota’s Emerald Museum and the Green Gemstone in Colombia

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03 October 2017

Bogota’s Emerald Museum and the Green Gemstone in Colombia

A tour to Bogota's emerald museum in the heart of downtown Bogota is an interesting way to familiarise yourself with the gemstone and learn a little about where the precious stones come from in Colombia.

Off the beaten track in Colombia: Las Lajas Sanctuary

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15 April 2015

Off the beaten track in Colombia: Las Lajas Sanctuary

For those already heading down to the boundary with Ecuador, a must see on any tour of Colombia before crossing the border is Las Lajas Sanctuary close to the town of Ipiales in the southern Colombian department of Nariño.

Leticia: Colombia’s Gateway to the Amazon Rainforest

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08 April 2015

Leticia: Colombia’s Gateway to the Amazon Rainforest

Last month I jumped at the chance to travel to the southernmost tip of Colombia and explore Colombian Amazonia. It was such a spur of the moment trip that there was little time to book any tour or hotels.

Easter Traditions: Semana Santa in Colombia

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14 September 2017

Easter Traditions: Semana Santa in Colombia

Cathedrals, churches and plazas will be crammed with congregations in Colombia for Holy Week, or 'Semana Santa' in Spanish; the most important religious festival of the year.

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