5 Things That I Miss About Colombia

 

5 Things That I Miss About Colombia

 

1 week has passed since I left Colombia and while I’m happy to be home there are certainly things that I wish I could have taken with me. So I thought I’d put together a little list of 5 things that I already miss dearly about Colombia.

 

1) The music and dancing – Colombian music is almost always lively and intended to get you in the mood for a dance. This can get tiring if you just feel like sitting down and having a chat, but on the whole it creates a fantastically fun atmosphere and I already miss it dearly.

 

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Tejo – The Best Sport in the World!

 

One of the funnest things to do in Colombia is play Tejo. Officially the national sport of Colombia, the game involves drinking beer and throwing hexagonal cannonballs at clay pits filled with gunpowder targets.

Our regular Tejo hangout in Bogotá is located at calle 76 no. 24. It´s an awesome place and a tonne of fun, but keep an eye out for those flying tejo´s! During the making of this video a tejo came flying at me and luckily bounced off the ground before hitting my ankle, leaving it nicely swollen.

WARNING: This video contains tipsy people and Spanish swear words.

 

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Culture in Bogota – “The New York of the 80´s” Video

¨Surprisingly beautiful, sophisticated, cosmopolitan¨.


 

Toby de Lys is a culture aficionado who moved from New York City to Bogotá and co-founded the website www.bogotabrilliance.com. We recently caught up for a delightful afternoon tea in Bogotá´s chic Parque 93, where we talked about all of the wonderful restaurants, cafe´s, theatre´s and libraries in the city. Here is what Toby has to say on culture in Bogota.

 

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Official Colombia Travel Bloggers Team Up to Promote Tourism in Colombia

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None other Simón Bolívar was in Bogotá yesterday to welcome  me and the 32 other bloggers selected to take part in the Offical Colombia Blogger Program. Simón waved his sword, shouted and told us all that we are now ´official´spokespeople for Colombia, a country that´s tourism industry has more than tripled over the past decade.

 

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Colombia Safety: Top 10 Security Tips for Travel in Colombia

 

Colombia safety: being informed is the best protection.


Colombian flags fly in Cartagena

 

Overview

 

Colombians are peace-loving people. They are cautious and street wise, having grown up in a society where strangers cannot be trusted. Travelers, on the other hand, tend to be clumsier, or more care free, which alongside the fact that they carry more valuables, can make them targeted by thieves.


Despite what many people will have you think, travelers in Colombia are not targeted for kidnappings. Unless you are here working for a multinational corporation or the CIA, your chances of being kidnapped while on holiday in Colombia today are about the same as being attacked by a shark in Australia.


What is a real threat to travelers safety in Colombia are scams, pickpockets, armed robberies and more serious forms of theft including drugging. From Bogotá to Brussels the world has plenty of skilled, cunning thieves. Knowing their tricks keeps you a step ahead of them, allowing you to let go of your fear and open up your mind and heart to the stunning, loving and passionate country that is Colombia.

 

Here is a great start on your path to getting informed about safety in Colombia:

 

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