Tag Archives: Colombia

Ají: Colombia’s answer to hot sauce

Colombian food is not spicy and aside from a handful of Colombians I know, most aren’t particularly fond of very spicy food. Regardless, this thing we call ají is by far one of Colombia’s most popular condiments and, as its name … Continue reading

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Colombian Fruit Juices – A Love Story

Guest post by Drew Sullivan of Mantaraya Colombia Travel Blog When it comes to lubricating a dry throat, freshly squeezed fruit juice is as good as it gets. The sweet, natural, aromatic flavors of fresh fruit trample over that of soft … Continue reading

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TEJO: Colombia’s national sport

A couple of weeks ago I went to an end of the year party and we didn’t go dancing or riding around town in a chiva. Even better. We went to play Tejo. This Colombian sport involves hurling a heavy … Continue reading

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Panela: in sickness and in health

Thanks to the wonky weather we’ve been having lately, it seems like everyone is getting sick. It’s been a few weeks since I recovered from my scratchy throat and overall malaise but it was enought to knock me off my … Continue reading

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Top Reasons to Visit Colombia

TOP 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE COLOMBIA AS YOUR NEXT VACATION DESTINATION  Barichara, Department of Santander Even though I don’t agree at all with the author’s claim that Colombian food is bland (apparently Lonely Planet thinks so too – they were … Continue reading

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LA BARRA Hospitality Awards 2010

La Barra magazine is hosting its 5th Annual Hospitality Awards ceremony tonight at El Moderno school in Bogotá. Each year all the best players in the hospitality industry are awarded in 39 categories including best restaurants, cafes and fast food … Continue reading

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Bogotá’s Ciclovía Street Food

This past weekend I went for a bike ride in Bogotá’s Ciclovía, the one day a week that dozens of city streets are closed off in order to give people mile upon mile of open roads for biking, skating and … Continue reading

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The Azafrán Gastronomy Festival in Bogotá

The first ever Azafrán Gastronomy Festival was held in Bogotá last month and although I was only able to attend two events, I had a really positive experience and I’ll definitely go again next year. All the scheduled events sounded interesting and covered topics like cookbook … Continue reading

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Fruit Stands on the Road

This beautiful fruit stand is one of many on the road from Bogotá to Anapoima (via Girardot). It’s definitely a favorite stop on the way back home to the city to bring something more tropical to the chilly plateau. Bananas, … Continue reading

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Indian Restaurant Flor de Loto in Bogotá

Indian Restaurant Flor de Loto has been around for about 6 years but I only just “discovered” it a few months ago as I was walking down the street with my sister. I think our reaction went something like, “Does that … Continue reading

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