How to Make Limonada de Coco (Coconut Limeaid) with Recipe

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This Colombia-Caribbean drink made with limes and coconut cream tastes like an eternal summer. “Do you think if I made limonada de coco back home, it would taste just as divine as it tastes right now, right here on this quiet island in the Caribbean?” This is the question I pondered while I was sippingRead more

How to Play the Colombia Sport of Tejo

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You’ll have a blast throwing rocks at gunpowder in Colombia. Colombia’s national sport of Tejo is a lot like cornhole, except it’s much more explosive. Instead of trying to toss bean bags at holes in a wooden board, players throw heavy-metal pucks (tejos) at a clay-covered board (tablón) with a center target (bocin) decorated withRead more

How to make Ajiaco like a local in Bogotá, Colombia (with recipe!)

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Doña Elsa Ramirez shares Colombian culinary traditions Food is a universal language, so taking a cooking class while traveling is a great way to get to know local people and their traditions. My husband, Chris, and I heading to meet our instructor, but at the moment, a mountain is the only thing standing between usRead more

The art of living in Santa Fe de Antioquia

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Santa Fe was the original capital of the state of Antioquia before it moved to Medellin, a couple hours south.. The Lonely Planet describes it as a weekend escape from the city, but doesn’t say much else about it other than the tourist information center can provide a list of local artisans, whose studios canRead more

On a roll in Bogota

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I could have spent a week exploring Bogota on foot, but I never would have seen as much as I did on the six-hour bike ride I took. Cruising around town on two wheels, I visited popular sites on the must-see list, but also many out-of-the-way spots. Bogota Bike Tours is owned and operated byRead more

Colombia: The only risk is wanting to stay

“Is Colombia safe?” That’s the number one question I get when I tell people that I’m going to the South American nation. There is no guarantee that we’re safe, even in our own neighborhoods, but most sources say that Colombia is safe for travelers who stay on the main tourist circuit and big cities, travelRead more

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