15 Best Destinations in Colombia

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Seasoned South American travelers say Colombia is the continent’s best kept secret – beautiful, affordable and relatively undiscovered by tourism.  Though large, Colombia is easy to travel with plenty of low cost internal flights, comfortable cross-country buses and taxis everywhere.
Travelers can easily visit more than 2-3 destinations in a week with an ample selection of destinations to visit over extended periods.

This is my selection – the  15 best destinations to visit in Colombia. These are places I gladly return to time and time again.  The list is divided by topological identities: beaches, colonial towns, archaeology and cities.  For more information on each destination read  the full articles on colombiatravelreporter.com Continue reading “15 Best Destinations in Colombia”

Barrancabermeja – Colombia’s Oil Capital and Port on the Magdellena River

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Barrancabermeja  is difficult to say even after practicing it a dozen times. The locals just call it Barranca – saving some breath.  It’s a hot climate, one of the hottest cities in Colombia.  Situated on the Magdelena river on the western border of  Santander just 115 km. west of Bucaramanga and 300 km. east of Medellin. Continue reading “Barrancabermeja – Colombia’s Oil Capital and Port on the Magdellena River”

Popular Colombian Proverbs – ‘Refranes’

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Every country has a rich collection of sayings. Also called idomatic expressions, proverbs, maxims, adages and aphorisms, these phrases are general truths capturing practical wisdoms in simple, popular, earthy expressions. There are over 2,000 proverbs in the English language. Sayings like: ‘Can’t judge a book by its cover.’ ‘ A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.’ ‘Better late than never.’ ‘A penny saved is a penny earned.’ ‘Don’t cry over spilt milk.’ ‘ The early bird gets the worm.’ We use them all the time. But a little time spent studying these age old utterances of wisdom reveals rich, authentic, cultural truths. Continue reading “Popular Colombian Proverbs – ‘Refranes’”