Las Gachas Guadalupe Santander

  En 2015 escribí una entrada en el blog sobre “el Caño Cristales de Santander” (por lo menos así lo bautizó yo) que se centró en los asombrosos ríos rojos que hay alrededor del pueblo de Guadalupe en el departamento de Santander y su similitud a la icónica atracción colombiana de Caño Cristales… la principal diferencia es […]

vallenato festival valledupar colombia

  The northern Colombian city of Valledupar is famous for a few things and, although not especially well-known by travelers to Colombia, is especially iconic for it’s status as the birthplace and spiritual home of vallenato music, a traditional folk music form which has become arguably Colombia’s most popular musical genre (at least within the country). And […]

Golden-bellied Starfrontlet (© Andres Delgado)

  Colombia has often been associated with treasure: El Dorado, the biggest producer of emeralds on earth, the pirate legends of the Caribbean. However, the true jewels of Colombia are it’s remarkable array of hummingbirds – at almost 150 species, Colombia has the world’s largest hummingbird diversity! Here’s a gallery of incredible photos of Colombian hummingbirds, […]

graffiti getsemani cartagena

  Getsemaní used to be known for very different things: this burgeoning Cartagena neighborhood of music, street-art, food and tourism was once a no-go area, famous for drugs and crime; far from the cultural epicenter of Cartagena that it now represents. With featured pieces about the area on Forbes and the NY Times (among many […]

Photos of Colombia

  Colombia might not have a Machu Picchu, Angkor Wat or Statue of Liberty (we’ve written about why Colombia needs an icon before), but there are so many Colombian travel sights that are fast becoming must-do’s for the discerning Colombia traveler. We here at the Colombia Travel Blog love to take good travel photos: they […]

La Victoria Caldas Colombia

  I recently took a last-minute trip to the small town of Victoria in the very south of Caldas department (so far south in fact, that much of the landscape you can see in these photos is actually Tolima), ostensibly in search of birds (the forests above the town are home to a surprisingly number […]