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Colombia Travel Blog: A 2023 Insight into a Diverse and Vibrant Destination

Colombia, a vibrant country in the heart of South America, my homeland, is a tapestry of culture, nature, and unforgettable experiences. As I journeyed through its landscapes in 2023, I was left awe-inspired. Here’s a glance into my voyage:

Las onces, a Colombian tradition

Tomar las onces – to take the onces is a special time for Colombians because they not only get to enjoy delicious warm food but it is also a time to spend time with family and friends. For las onces, Colombians have hot chocolate, agua de panela, tinto (Colombian coffee) accompanied with cookies or almojábanas, pan…

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Plaza de Mercado, Villa de Leyva, Colombia

The Plaza de Mercado of Villa de Leyva is not only a place to buy food and items. It is also a place that means a lot to the locals and where there is a lot of history and family traditions. Experience the culture, try some delicious fruits and foods.

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Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva, Colombia

The Plaza Mayor of Villa de Leyva has mostly stayed the same in the last 400 years.It is not only the biggest plaza in Colombia, but it is also one of the biggest in all of Latin America. The Plaza Mayor of Villa de Leyva is about 150,000 square feet. 

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Ciclovía in Bogotá

Ciclovía literally translates into “cycleway.” Every week, the city of Bogotá creates a bike path by closing different streets throughout the city so that people can use the path to exercise.

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Driving in Bogotá, Colombia

Traffic in Bogotá, Colombia is much different than in the U.S. and most parts of Europe. Not only do you have to be aware of cars and pedestrians, but you also have to focus on bicycles and motorcycles everywhere, plus lots of street vendors.

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How to use a public restroom in Colombia

One of the things that I had forgotten about Colombia was how to use public restrooms. Don’t get me wrong, I know how to use the restroom, but there are a few things that you must keep in mind when you have to use a public restroom in Colombia. 

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Inside the Colombian Rural Farm Life

Within a few kilometers of Villa de Leyva and Gachantivá, there is a unique and magical place where you can reconnect with nature, meet a lovely person and begin to see the world a different way through the eyes of a campesina that lives every day enjoying the little things the day has to offer….

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