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Noche de Las Velitas
Like most celebrations in Colombia Christmas is celebrated with zeal. Decorations typically come out during November, and are often elaborate to say the least. Not to be outdone by the townsfolk, however, the cities install the biggest, most extravagant displays we’ve ever seen. [caption id="attachment_551" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Noche de Las Velitas In Bogotá and all of Colombia the beginning of Christmas is signaled by La Noche de Las Velitas on December the 7th. At around 7pm this night almost everybody in the...
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Normally, to really get into a culture it's essential to speak the language. In Colombia, however, your Spanish skills don't exactly need to be up to scratch in order for people to want to talk to you. Is this because they speak great English? Well, sometimes. But it's also because Colombians can say a lot without saying anything at all. Today we're taking a look at being understood in Colombia. With these helpful gestures and expressions, you should have no trouble...
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Punta Gallinas
It's safe to say that La Guajira is one of the most remarkable places I've been to in all my travels. So epic is La Guajira that words often fail to do it any justice: it's end of days, apocalyptic stuff that can humble the most jaded of all travellers with its sheer deserted beauty. [caption id="attachment_535" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Punta Gallinas So, first off, be sure to check out Off2Colombia's videos and photos of La Guajira to get some visual understanding...
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Taganga
[caption id="attachment_521" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Taganga Taganga and Tayrona are two of Colombia's most popular destinations, especially for backpackers. Both provide the average adventure-seeker with plenty to enjoy: sun, sand, diving, relaxation and, in Taganga's case, some incredible parties. Here we're bringing you what would be our pretty much ideal journey to Taganga and Tayrona. Four days you'll always remember. And a couple of nights you almost definitely won't. DAY 1 We're going to start in Taganga. The best options for accommodation...
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Salsa Al Parque program
Today (17/08/2012) Salsa Al Parque kicks off, bringing some of the world’s best salsa talent to Bogotá’s biggest park: Parque Bolivar. Salsa Al Parque is just one of many ‘Al Parque’ events, the most famous being Rock Al Parque. It’s also just one of many events that are up and coming in the rest of 2012 in Bogotá. Bogotá is a city that hosts an incredible amount of events, and it’s wise to keep up with the calendars as much as...
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