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The Legend of El Dorado

“El Dorado” is the legend of a hidden city in South America that is completely made of pure gold. The term was used by the Spanish conquistadores to define a tribal chief of the Colombian indigenous group Muisca, who during rituals covered themselves with gold dust and then dove into a lake. This old Muisca […]

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Top 5 Things to Eat when Traveling to Colombia

When traveling to Colombia, they are one of the first things of colombian culture you will get to know: Little stalls of street food selling all kinds of fried delights, creamy drinks or varieties of fruits. As a traveler, you might even not know what kind of food you are exactly buying. However, if you […]

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Learn why Colombians are so happy

Why are Colombians so happy? One of the things that strike most international travelers going to Colombia is the happiness and joyfulness of Colombians. Colombians are famous for being really friendly and happy people. According to several investigations and surveys Colombia was named the happiest country in the world in the years 2013 and 2014, […]

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Why Colombia is one of the Top Destinations 2017

For a long time, Colombia was not amongst the top destinations of international travelers. Crime, safety issues and civil war scared away most tourists. Nowadays, however, Colombia is recovering from its violent past and developing towards a very attractive destination. Just recently, Colombia was voted second best country to visit in 2017 (https://www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel/countries). And this is […]

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Colombia’s Best Beaches

Colombia is blessed with thousands of kilometers of coastline, split between the Caribbean and the Pacific. The beautiful Caribbean coast is home to the country’s very best beaches. There are the famous hot spots around Santa Marta and Cartagena, rarely visited beaches in La Guajira with its impressive dunes, and also the less visited Pacific Coast […]

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The Top 5 Street Foods in Colombia

When traveling to Colombia, you will find them on every corner of the street: Little stalls of street food selling all kinds of fried delights, creamy drinks or varieties of fruits. As a tourist, you might even not know what exactly they are selling. However, if you are in Colombia, street food is an essential […]

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Colombia in the Rio Olympics

This 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. […]

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Medellin flower fair

The 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 celebration During 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, […]

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Medellín: Destination for fashion lovers

Many 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: Inexmoda The event, taking place from the 26th to the 28th of July, represents the largest […]

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Medellin Relaunches Tram Line after 64 years

In light of our recent article on increasing modernisations in the public transport systems  of Colombia; we present the ‘Tranvia’, the latest addition to Medellin’s public transport system. The article underneath describes the history of the Tram line in Medellin. Recently in April 2016 the city board has decided to build another tram line running […]