Beyond the citadel of Cartagena: Exploring urban art in Getsemani

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30 September 2014

Beyond the citadel of Cartagena: Exploring urban art in Getsemani

While the walled-city of scenic Cartagena continues to be tastefully developed with elegant restaurants and luxury boutiques - driven by the constant influx of cruise-liner tourists; the neighbourhood of Getsemani, only a stone's throw away, has largely managed to retain its character as a traditional and local barrio.

Plaza Bolivar: Revisiting the heart of historic Bogota

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28 September 2014

Plaza Bolivar: Revisiting the heart of historic Bogota

Formerly named the Plaza Mayor by the ruling Spaniards, the first design was made in 1539 by the conquistador and founder of Bogota, Jimenez de Quesada (whose remains are laid to rest inside the Catedral Primada).

Typical food in the Coffee Region

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25 September 2014

Typical food in the Coffee Region

There is a lot of talk about Colombia's Coffee Region going on, both in and outside Colombia. Within Colombia, many Colombians are beginning to realize the beauty of the area and are flocking there during long weekends and school holidays to relax. Another reason to visit the area, though, is the amazing food you will find there.

In Search of a Bargain: A Sunday Rummage Through Bogota’s Flea Markets

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03 October 2017

In Search of a Bargain: A Sunday Rummage Through Bogota’s Flea Markets

If flea markets are your thing then get down to Bogota Centro on a Sunday. Time it right you can visit all three of Bogota's flea markets in one busy bargain-filled day!

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