Colombia

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10 great-value restaurants on Latin America’s 50 best list
From a Buenos Aires spot where greens rule to a ‘house of pig’ in São Paulo, our writer offers a personal selection of affordable restaurants on Latin America’s latest 50 best list

Sorrel Moseley-Williams

14, Nov, 2018 @6:30 AM

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Colombia’s cowboy music: vallenato steals the show in Valledupar
Vallenato, the folk music of northern Colombia, was once derided as unsophisticated but is now celebrated at a festival in a city that loves to party

Mark Stratton

25, Apr, 2018 @5:30 AM

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Leonor Espinosa: the Colombian chef with a taste for change
Ants may sound unappetising, but in Colombia they are part of a rich culinary tradition, one being championed by Leonor Espinosa, recently crowned as Latin America’s best chef

Joanna Moorhead

28, Jan, 2018 @8:00 AM

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An oasis of orchids, animals and architecture in Medellín, Colombia
A striking shelter hosting an orchid collection – and the odd wandering iguana – is the centrepiece of a tropical paradise rescued from developers in the 1970s

Tom Fleming

20, Sep, 2017 @10:07 AM

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On high in Colombia: folk tales and park life at Cali's Loma de la Cruz
The Cali hilltop’s history includes an eerie legend but its present focuses on a park and market where local craftsmanship and creativity is showcased

Angelika Albaladejo

20, Apr, 2017 @2:14 PM

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How to plan a post-Brexit holiday – from Serbia to the Lake District
Where should Brits holiday after Article 50 now the pound is squeezed? Emerging destinations offer an affordable alternative to the Costa del Sol. Plus, there’s always camping ...

Kevin Rushby

27, Mar, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Bogotá, Colombia’s banging capital
Most visitors to Colombia skip Bogotá, but time spent in the city means discovering one of the best music and nightlife scenes in Latin America

Vicky Baker

25, Feb, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Colombia’s rainbow river benefits from peace deal
One of Colombia’s natural wonders, the Caño Cristales river lies deep inside what was Farc rebel territory. But last month’s historic peace deal means tourists can enjoy its many-hued waters

Vicky Baker

10, Dec, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Story of cities #42: Medellín escapes grip of drug lord to embrace radical urbanism
Twenty-five years ago, Medellín was the most dangerous city on earth. Yet its most infamous criminal, Pablo Escobar, also helped create the conditions that sparked an extraordinary revival – by taking the city to the brink of collapse

Alex Warnock-Smith

13, May, 2016 @6:30 AM

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Medellín in bloom: the city of Pablo Escobar now flourishes with art and orchids
The verdant Colombian city is a place of ‘magical realism’ for the film-maker Kate Horne, whose latest release, Gabo, is a documentary of Gabriel García Márquez

Interview by Robert Hull

11, Mar, 2016 @12:30 PM

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Can Bogotá's state-sanctioned street art survive a crackdown by the new mayor?
The Colombian capital decriminalised graffiti after protests following the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old street artist at the hands of the police. Five years on, returning mayor Enrique Peñalosa believes graffiti is a blight on the city

Adharanand Finn

09, Mar, 2016 @2:39 PM

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Camping around South America
After four years’ travelling from the Caribbean coast to Patagonia, Paula Dear says camping in deserts, in the shadow of the Andes and by tropical beaches – all for under £10 a night – made her trip to South America

Paula Dear

14, Nov, 2015 @7:00 AM

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