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Examining coffee plants at El Carriel, Quimbaya
Travel South America

The Five Best Coffee Experiences in Colombia

Thanks to the work of its legendary National Coffee Federation, Colombia and coffee are almost synonymous. Basically, for those who don’t know the backstory, they single-handedly created the idea of a Colombian brand back in the 1920s. Today, with the worst excesses of civil…

November 20, 2017
Colours of a street in Salamina, Caldas
Travel South America

Travel South America: Why you should visit Salamina now

Salamina, in many respects, personifies Colombia. The brightly painted buildings so typical of the town are almost like works of fantasy. However, scratch the surface and another reality emerges. Behind the soft pastel facades of this national heritage town, evidence remains of the brutal…

November 2, 2017
View of the border crossing at Rumichaca, Colombia-Ecuador
Travel South America

Getting to Ecuador and Back from Colombia

During the summer of 2017, I spent five weeks in Colombia and Ecuador. To be frank, I loved Colombia so much that I really debated whether I would go to Ecuador at all. Although I have a friend in northern Ecuador, flights from Bogota…

August 30, 2017