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- Colombia in the Rio Olympics16 August, 2016This year, the Summer Olympics take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During the month of August, more than 11.000 athletes from 206 different nationalities participate in this famous event, competing in 41 different sport disciplines. Many travelers from all over the world come to visit this amazing competition – it is a tourism magnet. The Olympics in 2016These Summer Olympics have a unique vibe around them. They are the first Olympic games held in Latin America since the year of 1967, and Rio is the first South American city to ever host the Summer Olympics. A few new sports were added to the program, and also there are first time entrants like Kosovo or South Sudan taking part in the tournament.Prior to the games, there were some concerns about issues like the Zika-Virus, polluted waters, crime and corruption. Brazil actively tried to alleviate these problems, for example efforts were made to clean the bays in order to reduce sewage and pollution and the security situation was improved by the government. Some of these efforts were fruitful while other matters remained unattended. Although no substantial dangers or reasons to postpone or change the location of the games were identified, some athletes still decided not to participate in the competition based on the mentioned aspects.But despite the discussions, thousands of sport lovers and fans took their vacations to travel to Brazil and support their compatriots. What many international travelers do not know: Among the South American countries, Colombia is one of the favourites. Colombia in the OlympicsOf course, Colombia is participating in this major sports event. This time, 147 athletes traveled from Colombia to the Summer Olympics in Rio. So far, Colombias team was able to win three medals, one silver and two gold.The silver medal was won by Yuri Alvear in the discipline of Judo. The athlete from Valle del Cauca made Rio her highest victory yet. Although she could not reach for gold, the silver medal was an extraordinary success.The first Colombian gold medal in the Summer Olympics of 2016 was won in the discipline of weightlifting by Oscar Figueroa. After winning the medal in the men’s 62kg class, he burst out into tears out of emotion. The winning lift of 318kg was a result of year-long hard training. Having achieved this personal aim, Oscar Figueroa decided to retire after the Olympics. Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/rio-olympics-2016/1577606/rio-olympics-2016-colombian-weightlifter-oscar-figueroa-bursts-into-tears-after-winning-gold-in-the-62kg-category/, telemedellín.tvAnd on Sunday night, Caterine Ibargüen won the most celebrated medal of the Colombian team. Her leap in the discipline of women’s triple jump earned her the gold medal in Rio. She was the only one to clear the 15-meter mark and proudly celebrated her victory with a giant smile.The success of the Colombian team was also celebrated back in Colombia, by locals as well as tourists visiting the country.
- Medellin flower fair9 August, 2016The flower festival of Medellin takes place every year in late July, early August, and it is considered as one of the biggest festivities in Colombia.A traditional celebrationDuring 10 days, the “eternal spring city” gets extremely colorful, and a multitude of activities, parades, exhibitions and competitions of all sorts are organized. Every year, a large number of international travellers come to enjoy the festival.This traditional event dates back from 1957 and is basically a manifestation of love for the earth, for the culture and tradition of flowers in Antioquia that became integral part of the development of this region.Festival’s content this yearThis edition of the festival, from July 29 to August 7, received about 115 events and 400 activities. Among the principals we find: The parade of classic and old cars, the horse fair, the flowers and birds exposition, the “chivas” (typical colored vehicles) procession, the dogs and pets ride, the women talent contest, numerous musical shows… etc.However, the central part of the festival, also the most famous and awaited, is the “Silleteros” Parade where farmers exhibit their floral constructions in the streets, bearing it on their shoulder. Each creation is handmade with the best flower crops of the participants and is evaluated for eventually receiving the price of the most beautiful “silleta”. This year, the Silleteros Parade occured on Sunday 7th of August and more than 500 silleteros were present. Pictures from: Publimetro.coAlthough the festival is oficially over since Sunday 7th, the silletas will be exposed during several days so that anyone who had not been able to see the parade can enjoy the works of art afterwards.Also, this edition of the festival had great innovations, including the “Plaza de las Flores” set up near the “Parque ciudad del Rio” where the regional gastronomy, music, theatre and dance will be shown off.Ten days of pure celebration, cultural activity and exhibition of typical regional traditions! Get to know more about destinations and traditions in Colombia: http://palenque-tours-colombia.com/destinations/
- Medellín: Destination for fashion lovers2 August, 2016Many travellers coming to Medellín don’t know that the city is also the capital of fashion in Colombia. Last week Medellin was under the influence of one of the central, annual events: The 27th edition of Colombiamoda.Pictures from: InexmodaThe event, taking place from the 26th to the 28th of July, represents the largest fashion trade show in Latin America with more than 30 fashion shows, 654 brands and more than 60.000 visitors in the last year. But it is far more than just a fashion trade show, offering chances for young, innovative entrepreneurs to deepen their knowledge and doing some network activities during the event. Therefore, the Medellin’s Mayor’s Office and Inexmoda have set up two business development programs called Épica and Origen.Diversity While the first program focuses on 25 entrepreneurs and the development of their businesses, the Origin program refers to 80 entrepreneurs from Cali, Cartagena and Quibdo, in order to promote “designers with different and ethnic contents, which highlight the tradition” (Edwin Rafael Pedroza, brand owner Pico Negro).(http://saladeprensainexmoda.com/en/colombiamoda-2016-una-vitrina-para-emprendedores-colombianos-del-sistema-moda/) Another example of the importance of interconnection in the fashion industry is the Afro descendant culture representation, which also has participated in the event, or the fashion designer Jorge Duque from Manizales with his new collection, which is inspired by tango and the Casa Gardeliana.Picture from:http://www.eltiempo.com/colombia/medellin/primer-dia-de-colombiamoda-en-medellin-/16654092Besides Duque, also other important designers like Mónica Holguín, Johanna Ortiz, Renata Lozano, Lía Samantha, Andrés Pajón and others, have been present at the fashion show, which was declared open by Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos.Sustainability Santos praised the development of the textile industry, which nowadays is one of the most important industry segments of Colombia with annual growth rates of about 7%. Furthermore, he pointed out to new possibilities for the industry through the free trade agreement with Costa Rica and the future of the textile industry, which according to his opinion consists in niche markets. One of these possible niche markets could be fashion made of sustainable products or materials. Sustainability already has been one of the main topics of this year’s Colombiamoda, for example the improvement of the production process and the protection of the environment. Brands like Fabricato and Artextil are pioneers spending on new technologies like machines, in order to save water and avoid contamination. All in all, as you can see a fashion trade show is not only about the beauties, catwalks and trendy clothes.