Colombia

Victoria Kellaway visits the birthplace of Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize winner, pioneer of Magical Realism and Colombia’s most famous writer.
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Colombia is a country bursting at the seams with extraordinary natural beauty, vibrant music, fantastic food, white (and black!) sand beaches, world-class diving, and endlessly friendly courteous people. Now, it even has a Peace Deal, which means it is back on the radar for those who have been put...
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The Colombian Capital offers so much more than it seems! So hop on a buseta and grab yourself a almojabana for our Bogotá city guide...
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My girls expect me to spend my last day before leaving for Bogotá with them. It is a question of duty. They have embraced me, showered me with affection, and in return, they expect a certain loyalty. I have had to give back more of myself here more than anywhere simply because the Colombians give...
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The first of our series of city scenes, our 'postcards from...' take snapshots from different Latin American cities, painting a picture of the continent's urban landscape like you've never seen. This one is from Medellin, the capital of Antioquia, the mountainous region that...
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Today I took the Medellin Metro. Not so much as a crumpled chewing gum wrapper, let alone graffiti, and everyone is so polite. I’m not talking about normal politeness, but the kind of Wimbledon-ball-boy-talking-to Princess Michael smile, hands-behind-back politeness. People use the formal “usted”...
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