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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 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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Cease Fire in Colombia signed: What’s next?

Cease fire Signed Peace in Colombia after the news of the signed cease-fire agreement (between the FARC and the Colombian government) this week, flew around the world; initiating the first steps towards complete peace. It’s dubbed the World’s longest-running civil war ever since the FARC started fighting for their leftist ideology in the 1960’s. Although […]

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For The Love of Soccer: Colombia

Soccer in Colombia The great former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly once said: ‘Some people believe soccer is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.’ This quote perfectly describes the state of soccer in Colombia. If you love […]

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How Tourism Is Helping Local Farmers

History We, at Palenque Tours believe that tourism is one of the best ways to make a positive difference in Colombia. In the following video you can see how we are making a difference in the lives of the local farmers that host our Chocolate Tour. The video goes in-depth about the struggles that these […]

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Why Are Colombians So Happy?

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, and this year earned the second place. You might be wondering why they are so happy? Referring to several blogs and articles, we are […]

Colombians’ Reactions to New Hit Show Narcos

Most of you have probably seen or heard about the Netflix hit show Narcos that tells a story of the Colombian town Medellin and Pablo Escobar 30 years ago. It awakens a lot of feelings and opinions among Colombians; in good and bad ways. It is supposed to be a fiction series instead of a […]

Colombia’s Clichés: True or False?

Every country has stereotypes that can be only be proven right or wrong only by traveling and experiencing it yourself. Colombia particularly has a strong image all around the world; in a good and a bad way. It is one of the biggest challenges for Colombia to prove that instead of high level of violence […]

Community-based Tourism: what is it?

Community-based tourism can be used to describe holidays that benefit both the traveler and the destination. Other terms are responsible or positive tourism, and is all about stepping lightly on peoples homes and cultures and to have a positive interaction between guests and host countries. Travelers today seek more authentic experiences in the heritage and […]