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Learning How To Speak Colombian Spanish: Basic Expressions (With Video)

keep calm and speak spanish

Its time to learn how to speak Colombian Spanish! Colombian Spanish basic expressions are quite similar to those of regular Spanish. Colombia, Venezuela, and Argentina are all known for speaking the “best Spanish” dialects in terms of clarity and grammar. Everyone generally considers the language in the country to be just one entire “Colombian Spanish” group but in […]

Continuing Confusion When Visiting Bogota

View from Monserrate in Bogota

Visiting Bogotá has always caused mixed feelings.  The city is the capital of Colombia and the only real large cosmopolitan center in the country with just over 7 million inhabitants. The next largest city is Medellin with roughly 3 million people (Medellin is a city with a small town attitude).  Bogota is the only city […]

Best Things To Do In Medellin: Tourist Attractions

Best Things To Do In Medellin: Tourist Attractions

The top tourist attractions in Medellin are not numerous but all of the things to do in Medellin are special in their own right.  The attractions in the city are a lot of fun and one of the most unique aspects is getting to know the people.  Since the fall of being the drug capital of Colombia […]

Reverse Culture Shock: From Canada To South America & Back

Reverse Culture Shock: From Canada To South America & Back

This is a guest post by Brice Peressini from Traveling To Colombia. I recently experienced the woes of reverse culture shock when returning back home to Canada after eight months of being in South America.  Travel changes us.  This is part of what we love, crave, and search for when traveling. The experiences, places and people […]

When A First Love Is Tainted

Medellin

It happens to all of us, the first love. A first love can be as swift as a rose grows or as difficult as the thorn that it bears.  The first love, in some cases, is often complicated and complex.  This was not the case of my first, her name was Medellin and it was […]

No Homo: Colombian Style

men on the colombia coast

This obscene gestures you will see in the pictures below are something that is very common around the world.  In the United States however, you will never catch a man caressing another man on a motorcycle.  For my older viewers, no homo refers to a joke that young men say in the United States when […]

Traveling to Israel is like Colombia, Sababa Parce!

Colombian Men

I didn’t know that two countries that were so different could have so many similarities.  Both countries happen to be bordered by 5 countries and have a great coastline.  While I didn’t get to explore the coastline in Israel, be aware that the Colombian Coast is the land of hustlers.  It isn’t so much the […]

Is Colombia Dangerous? What’s it like Post Drug War?

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  The dangers in Colombia are very serious especially if you choose to ignore them.  The strides taken by the Colombian government and other parties have  been enormous in eradicating crime from city streets.  I can personally attest to the fact that Colombia is much safer in comparison to the drug war days. While it is safer […]