Colombia - what to do 1

Colombia – What to do ?

Thinking of Living, Working, Playing or Retiring in Colombia ? Colombia – what to do ? This is a common question posed to me by people thinking about living, working, playing or retiring in Colombia. Frankly, devoting yourself to knowing Cali, Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena could provide you a lifetime of exploration. In our article ”Why Colombia” we suggested an additional 34 wo... »

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Colombian Holidays 2014

The following dates are the Colombian Holidays for 2014. Colombians also celebrate Mother’s Day (May 11), Father’s Day (June 15), Amor y Amistad – their version of Valentine’s Day ( September 21) and Hallowe’en. The eve of Dec. 7th, 24th and 31st are traditional family gatherings/feasts to celebrate the following day’s event. Christmas in Colombia is traditional... »

Colombian Embassies and Consulates 1

Colombian Embassies and Consulates

The following information was gleaned from Embassy World –‎ . As there are ongoing changes in Colombian Embassies and Consulates ‘ locations, we urge follow this link to get current information or double check the details below. .  If you don’t read Spanish, leave the top two f... »

Cartagena Basic City Guide

Cartagena – Basic City Guide

Cartagena is located in the department (state) of Bolivar which is located on the Caribbean Coast in Northern Colombia. In 1984 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO   How to get there  : By Air : Rafael Nuñez International Airport - Cll. 71 No. 03-89. Telephone (5) 656 92 00/02 . By Ground : Terminal de Transporte de Cartagena S.A. – Carretera La Cordialidad.... »

Cali Colombia

Cali Colombia – Basic City Guide

Cali, with a population of approximately 2.5 million, is located in the department (state) of the Valle de Cauca which is situated in the Southwest part of Colombia. How to get there  : By Air : Alfonso Bonilla Aragon-Aerocali.  Located in Palmira, 15 km from the city centre of Cali.   Telephone (2) 280 15 15. At the time of this writing the website had a hidden trojan infection ! By ... »


Bogota – Basic City Guide

Bogota is located in central Colombia in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes Mountains. Not only is it a cosmopolitan, it is a mixing pot of all of the colours, sights, sounds and flavours of the country as the residents flock to their capital city. How to get there  : By Air : Eldorado International Airport – located on the west perimeter of the city.   Av. 26 No 113-90. Telephone – (... »

Medellin City Guide

Medellin – Basic City Guide

Medellin is located in the department (state) of Antioquia which is situated in the Northwest part of Colombia.   How to get there  : By Air : Enrique Olaya Herrera – In the city of Medellin proper, serving local and some national destinations.  Cra. 65A no.13-157.   Telephone (4) 403 67 80/81 Jose Maria Cordova International – located in the municipality of Rionegro, about 35 ... »

Welcome to Colombia

Welcome to Colombia

Imagine waking everyday to fresh air,  clear sunny,  skies,  and 70 to 80 degree temperatures…365 days per year !  Welcome to Colombia ! Add to that, being surrounded by landscapes of varying shades of emerald,  lime,  jade, and chartreuse greenery and crystal clear, cool, cascading waterfalls, fed by warm tropical rains that fall mostly in the dead of night… and hearing the wonderful and unique s... »

news and media in Colombia

News and Media in Colombia

The news and media in Colombia are important modes of communication. Colombians love the printed word and newspapers of all types are available on almost every busy street corner. In total there are 24 papers published daily in Colombia. El Tiempo, founded in 1911 and El Espectador, founded in 1887 are the two main newspapers with national distribution. In Medellin, El Colombiano dominates the mar... »

Colombia perspective

Colombia in Perspective

Located ”at the top” of South America, Colombia is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is the only South American country to be bounded by two oceans. It is the 26th largest country in the world with a total of 1,138,910 sq. km. Gran Colombia was formed upon the defeat of the Spanish in the early 19th century but fractured into 3 separate co... »