Colombia: Websites, blogs, books and guides – links

As a fan and student of Colombian humanities, I’m always on the hunt for websites, blogs, travel guides (website and printed guides ), news stories and books relating to Colombia. I’ll even read bad books and  dated, discontinued blog sites from years ago to learn of a writer’s Colombian experiences. And I always  learn something new.

Here are some of my favorite sites, travel guides and books on Colombia. If you have websites and publications you’d  think I’ve overlooked, please leave them with me in the comment box below.

For contributions to this website,  please leave me a comment and I will get back to you.

Websites – Links:

Richardmccoll.com – a freelance journalist who owns a hotel in Mompox. He has numerous recorded radio podcast online  called ‘Colombia Calling’, and a biography of books and articles studying Colombia culture and politics. His vast knowledge about Colombia is impressive.

Openmindedtraveler.com – a delightful blog about food, culture and life as an expat in Colombia by Erin Donaldson who lives in Pereira; with a lot of good information on the department of Choco.

Uncovercolombia.com – a sophisticated, photogenic blog about travel, experiences and discovering Colombia.

Colombiareports.com – the country’s leading website for news, in
English, on Colombia, travel tips and background.

Off2colombia.com – a comprehensive blog/website/ guide on traveling throughout Colombia

Discovercolombia.com – a guide on Colombia travel destinations, tours and things to do.

Expat.com  – an international expat help and support site with lots of useful information on living and working abroad.  Just click on South American and Colombia for a list of valuable links.

Honestlycali.weebly.com – an intelligent, opinionated, academic blog about banking, taxes, politics, economics, food and culture in Colombia. Straight forward ideas – ‘no sugar coating’. Talks about Cali in particular but Colombia in general.

Sarepa.com – a travel blog about living abroad and calling Colombia home – the experiences of an expat plus travel destinations in Colombia – by Sarah Duncan

Flavorsofbogota.com – a food blog/website dedicated to discovery of the best of Colombian cuisine. Plus coffee and coffee experiences by Karen Attman

HowtoBogota.com – a blog devoted to Bogota’s neighborhoods, living and working in the city by a blogger named Naiomi.

Medellinliving.com – an interesting blog/website dedicated to living and traveling around Medellin, things to do, restaurants and more.

Seecolombiatravel.com – explore, discover, believe. A website about traveling in Colombia promoting tours and travel packages with a lot of good, general information on visiting Colombia with  lots of photos.

Mytravelphotoblog.com – see his blogs on ‘destination Colombia’ with    interesting insights and photos on Ibague, Tolima

Nolongernative.com – a blog by Danielle, an American expat living in Bogota with her husband Cody. The perks and pitfalls of the expat experience in Bogota and around the world.

Colombiabirding.com – a website with information on bird watching in Colombia; promoting their  bird watching tours

Medellinguru.com – an insider guide to Medellin and Colombian lifestyle with experienced expat tips on things to do, places to go, where to stay, where to eat, what to visit for both visitors and expats living in Medellin.

Travel guides Colombia:

There are a numerous travel guides on Colombia. Some are out of print.  Most are available on Kindle.  Here are my standard favorites still in print today:

The Rough Guide to Colombia(2015)

Colombia: Bradt Travel Guide (2018)

Moon Colombia (2017)

Lonely Planet Colombia (2017)

Frommer’s Easy Guide to Colombia (2017)

Books – Background Reading on Colombia:

Colombia Reader: History, Culture and Politics 

Short Walks from Bogota: Journeys in the New Colombiaby Tom Feiling

The Making of Modern Colombia: A Nation in Spite of Itself – by David Bushnell

The New Colombiaby the Financial Times

Oblivion: A Memoirby Hector Abad

The Farc: The Longest Insurgency – by Gary Leech

The Dispossessed: Chronicles of the Desterrados of Colombia – by Alfredo Molano

Country of Bullits: Chronicles of War – by Juanita Leon

Please leave your comments and questions in the comment box below and we will get back to you.

 

 

 

Author: Jon McInnes

Jon McInnes is a journalist who has been traveling to Colombia since 1972. He travels to Colombia and other parts of South America yearly and writes for newspapers, food, wine and travel publications. He currently lives between Colombia and Detroit. You can also follow him on facebook and contact him via email at: jonmcinnesjon@gmail.com

6 thoughts on “Colombia: Websites, blogs, books and guides – links”

  1. Hi Jon
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    I would be happy to do a return link.
    kind regards
    Amanda O’Brien

    1. Thanks for the comment. I’m planning a post on Luxury Vacations in Colombia. Looking at your website and services, perhaps I could feature Hi Cartagena in this post. Would you be interested? Also does your organization have any affiliate program I could use to help advertise you? – JM

  2. Great Article Mate just loved it the way you have described . even though i have already used some of the blog comment do follow links and it got indexed too. thanks for it once again 🙂 keep blogging keep growing..

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