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Banana Skin Flip Flops Website
This is portrait number 4 in our series of Colombia Portraits and finally we managed to have a feminine point of view. Welcome to Vicki Kellaway, the bubbly author of Bananaskinflipflops. Get her thoughts on why she moved to Colombia and her love for the country she now calls home. Banana Skin Flip Flops Blog Introduce yourself... What's your name, where are you from and what do you do here in Colombia? My name is Vicki, I'm British and I'm a...
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Bogotanos in La Candelaria
The Bogotano is a strange creature, and difficult to pin down. Thanks to decades of displacement in Colombia's countryside the city-wide identity of the Bogota Citizen is confused at best. Indeed, there is a visible difference between the city's north and south; not just in architecture and wealth, but in interests, tastes, dress sense and even ethnography (which is undoubtedly dictated to some extent by wealth). [caption id="attachment_809" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Living like a Bogotano in La Candelaria As such, it's difficult...
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    Be like a local? Shop like a local: go to Paloquemao fruit market, go to the flee market of Usaquen, walk in the Simon Bolivar par
Traffic in Bogota
This is a guest post from our friend Aaron Richards, who is an English teacher in Bogotá. The opinions shared are not our own, but shared in order to spark open debate. I love Colombia. I love the culture, I love the music, I love the people and I love to travel Colombia. [caption id="attachment_577" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Traffic in Bogota Doesn't mean things are perfect, though. There are grievances wherever you go, especially if you're a moany Brit. What are the...
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  • adrianart.com says #
    “You Know What Really Grinds My Gears? A Few Annoyances About Living in Colombia” was indeed a marvelous article, cannot help bu
  • Viv says #
    I am Colombian and I agree with everything you said. We hate those things too, believe me. There is nothing that makes me have mor
  • Matt says #
    I would lump it all together and just call it a general lack of conscientiousness.
El Chorro, La Candelaria
El Chorro, La Candelaria La Candelaria is one of Bogota’s most iconic areas; a view into the humble beginnings of a city that now boasts more than 8 million inhabitants and is one of the 5 biggest cities in Latin America. Tourists are drawn to the area for the excellent selection of restaurants, the incredible museums and the historical landmarks that jut up along the horizons of the areas steep streets. Start a day in La Candelaria early at El Chorro...
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The festival's promotional poster
The festival's promotional poster Right now in Bogota is the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá, the bi-annual theater festival that’s one of the highlights of the Colombian calendar. The festival kicked off in 1988 when Fanny Mikey and Ramiro Osorio took it upon themselves to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Bogotá’s foundation in style. And what style it was. The plan was to show the world the rich culture of Latin countries, but the project must have exceeded all expectations....
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    Here are the 4 events I am planning to see: 1984, an adaptation of the famous novel by Georges Orwell by the US troop Actor's Gan

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