Colombia’s Conservative Views on Relationships

When I first visited Colombia, I had been seeing my Colombian boyfriend for about three years. You would imagine that after three years it was obvious that we had shared the same mattress more than once. Regardless, when...

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Ciclorutas and Ciclovía : Useless or Useful?

What do you think of the ciclorutas and ciclovías in Bogota? Before coming to Bogotá, many of my Colombian friends living abroad reiterated the fact that the streets of Bogotá were hectic and undrivable and that the public transportation system...

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How to Make Guanabana (Soursop) Juice

Guanabana in English also goes under the name of soursop or graviola and seems to be quite popular on the streets of Bogotá. Small portable stands with umbrellas to shade them from the impredictable Bogotá weather carry signs claiming ‘guanabana’ to be...

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Semana Santa in the Capital of Colombia

Last week, I enjoyed a long 4-day break of ‘semana santa’ or Holy Week (a.k.a Spring Break) in which it seemed all city dwellers left the capital to crowd other towns and cities in Colombia. So naturally, if you want to...

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Coconut Street Stalls in the Streets of Bogotá

With all the coconut benefits flying high and low these days, I’m sure you don’t need a recap to know all the goodness its meat and water contain. Coconut is a popular snack in warmer countries as coconut trees are...