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Tennis Courts in Bellavista

On the road towards the Cristo Rey, in barrio Bellavista, lies a tennis academy with 4 orange gravel courts and a little club house. The owner, Sigifredo Hidalgo was an ATP player back in 1988. Him and his right-hand man, Vaquero (cowboy), and bunch of young up-and-coming tennis players offer private training classes, sparring sessions and court… Keep Reading

El Petronio Álvarez – Pacific Music festival

Next week, from August 10-16 Cali will be hosting the 19th edition of the annual Pacific music festival, Petronio Álvarez. The festival is named after famous musician Patricio Romano Petronio Alvarez Quintero who was born on the island of Cascajal outside Buenaventura in 1914, and who dedicated most of his life to music, before dying in Cali… 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


Wednesdays = 50% Discount in Cali’s Cinemas

A favorite pastime of the Caleños is going to the cinema. They love watching movies and because demand is high, the movie theaters in Cali are of very high quality. Every shopping center has a cinema and 3 different companies dominate the market: Cine Colombia with locations in shopping centers Palmetto, Cosmo Centro, Chipichape, Rio Cauca and… Keep Reading

Best Ice Cream in Cali

On a hot summer day, which is pretty much any day in Cali, there is not nothing better than an ice cream in the late afternoon. For me at least. Luckily Cali has several places where you can satisfy your cravings. Lengua de Mariposa I just found this place.. I mean, I literally just got… Keep Reading

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