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Salento/Central Colombia

The Zona Cafetero is Colombia’s lush coffee-producing region in the center of the country. Salento is a small town in the area with a laid-back hippie vibe and a food and crafts fair on the main plaza on the weekends. … Continue reading

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Guatapé

This little town 26 miles east of Medellín is known for its giant 656-foot-high granite rock, Piedra del Peñol, 2 miles away, that draws rock climbers to the area. But, the town for me was the real reason to come—with … Continue reading

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Santa Fe de Antioquia

Although only 50 miles north-west of Medellín, this colonial town is a big temperature change—much warmer than the city. It is known for its Puente Colgante de Occidente, the suspension bridge built in 1887 over the Cauca River. Photos of … Continue reading

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Medellín

Colombia’s “City of Eternal Spring” in the north-central part of the country was once known as the “Murder Capital of the World” in the 1980s and 90s, but now is a safe, modern city with some interesting tourist sites. The … Continue reading

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Bogotá

Colombia’s capital, a sprawling city of around 8 million, is located in the central part of the country. It is by far Colombia’s largest city and South America’s 4th largest city. Plaza de Bolivar is the main square where you … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Chontaduro

In Colombia, the Feast of the Chontaduro, or “Dance of the Doll” occurs in the middle of summer, when the chontaduro fruit ripens. The feast lasts for 2 days, and includes dances of various animals and their governing spirit. The … Continue reading

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