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  El día de San Valentín es un “festivo” extraño en Colombia… sobre todo porque técnicamente no es un día festivo aquí. Colombia celebra su propia versión del día “romántico” con “El día del amor y la amistad” cada mes de septiembre, el tercer sábado del mes. Para ser honesto, prefiero la versión colombiana, el […]

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A year can be defined by a lot of things…jobs, travels, people, homes; but of course music is one of those things that always brings you back to a moment in time. In Colombia, there is no shortage of talent, flavor, creativity and passion when it comes to music. Since moving here at the beginning […]

  Colombia is not just a country of pristine beaches, whitewashed Andean towns, deep jungles and soaring mountains…I mean, it is all of those things, but there is so much more to the country than just it’s natural spectacles. Probably my favorite element of living in Colombia is the music that seems to ooze (finally, […]

Jazz al Parque 2014

  We’ve had Rock al Parque and Salsa al Parque, and this week sees the return of Jazz al Parque to Bogota. This year the festival takes place between Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 of September in a variety of locations, including Universidad de los Andes and the Cuban Jazz Cafe. The main festival lineup […]

Chongo de Colombia

  It’s Friday again! So, once again, it’s time to dance, party and generally celebrate the weekend! Last weekend was a particularly great one because it saw a fantastic live performance at La Negra in Bogota by Chongo de Colombia and his wonderfully talented gang of musicians (including one of the best trumpet players this […]

Sidestepper Colombia

  It’s August and it’s Friday: the first day of the month and the last of the working week! The Perfect Storm of wonderfulness! It doesn’t get much better than that: August is an amazing month to travel in Colombia, so we’ve got that to celebrate; and Friday is generally acknowledged as a pretty good […]

Humberto Pernett

  Once again: it’s Friday! The weekend is upon, and even though Bogota’s weather is decidedly gloomy at the moment, we still think you all deserve some cheering up in anticipation of a fun Colombian weekend. So here’s some music from the wonderful Humberto Pernett to get you in the mood: Choosing this Friday’s music […]

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  It’s a Colombian holiday! And that can only mean one thing here at See Colombia Travel: it’s been a weekend of dancing and celebration, particularly as Colombia’s national team are through to the quarter finals of the World Cup! So to help get you in the mood for a day off (or make you […]

Festival Lineup Featured

  This month Bogota is playing host to its very own month of music, or ‘Festival of Festivals’ as I’ve also seen it called. Basically, if you’re coming to Colombia (or you’re already here) this May you’re in for a magical, musical treat. Colombia isn’t exactly short of music on any other given day, however, […]

Salsa al Parque 2014

  We all love salsa, right? There’s nothing like hearing that rhythm, shaking those hips, and, if you’re anything like me, invariably ending up looking like a total fool…Well, luckily for the likes of me, this weekend sees two whole days of salsa action heading to Bogota’s Parque Simon Bolivar, as the 17th Annual Salsa […]