Colombia Category

Thursday Travel Theme: Gaudy

Today’s travel theme is gaudy. The word gaudy has a negative connotation; its definition is cited as “extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless.” I wouldn’t necessarily say tasteless (taste is subjective, after all!), but I would definitely say this dress qualifies as bright and showy! This photo was taken in Barranquilla, […]

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Video: Traditional dancers in Cartagena,Colombia

It was a beautiful evening for a quiet dinner al fresco, on a sleepy street in Cartagena’s old city. Almost like magic, a caravan of traditional performers appeared in the dark night. The rhythmic music and bold costumes showcased the dancers, who moved barefoot on the cobblestone street. A few more dances were performed, coins […]

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Fab photo of the Day: Market on top of Monserrate, Bogota

This photo was taken on the very first day of my world trip, ย in Bogota, Colombia. ย My camera battery had died, so I used my iPhone to snap this shot, and completely forgot about it until this morning when I was scrolling through old photos! Perched high above Monserrate is a market, with handicrafts, souvenirs, […]

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Goodbye Colombia, Hello South Africa!

After several weeks of fun in South America, it’s time to say goodbye. This friendly guy greets you in the airport. At first glance I thought the message would be something like “I’m watching you” a la Big Brother. Or perhaps a wax treatment for unibrows? But it’s actually a cell phone advertisement! When I […]

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Nightlife in Colombia

When we were in Bocagrande, a guy came up to me and asked if I was a Philadelphia Eagles fan. He said he noticed my t-shirtย  – which had the Philly LOVE park logo. (The shirt actually says American Eagle, but hey, close enough). Turns out he was from Philly and moved to Colombia to […]

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