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Culture/Restaurants

My 10 Favorites from the Colombian Kitchen

I think it is fair to say that few people visiting Colombia have been very impressed with the local cuisine. An I have to agree. For a country that has such a rich and diverse selection of fruits, vegetables, fish and meat, they should have some of the best food in South America. Unfortunately that’s… Keep Reading

The Cost of Raising a Baby in Colombia

My friends abroad think that living in Colombia is dirt-cheap. And to be fair, it can be. Especially if you live off rice and beans, rent /buy your house in estrato 1 or 2, use public transportation etc. But if you’re looking to upgrade, then you’re in for a surprise. I’m sure tourists, who arrive with their hard… Keep Reading

Culture/Plan to stay

Colombia: Land of 18 National Holidays

So the 4th of July or Thanksgiving gets you excited? I don’t blame you. Usually it involves spending time with loved ones, eating great food and celebrating. But what if a few annual holidays simply isn’t enough? And what if you only had 5 or 10 days of vacation from your job, which is a reality… Keep Reading

World’s Cheapest Manicure and Pedicure

Unless you’re at the beach, in a water park or at the gym, it’s pretty rare to see Colombians dress informal in shorts, tank-tops, sweatshirts and flip flops. They usually don’t even leave their house without showering, making their hair look great, shaving or putting make-up on. Looking good in public is very important to Colombians, and because… Keep Reading

Welcome to Cali, Welcome to Colombia

… And welcome to Adventure! I arrived in Cali for the first time as a tourist in 2011, passing through on a motorcycle. When I arrived for the second time I came as a father and as a resident, without having any friends (except for my girlfriend), and without speaking Spanish. It was almost impossible to… Keep Reading

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