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Colombian Aguardiente: The Host

Continuing with our culinary classes, we would like to introduce you the host! Yes it is an alcoholic drink, rarely drunk in cocktails and usually drunk straight, shot by shot. Aguardiente or firewater is an anise-flavoured liqueur derived from sugarcane. It has 24%–29% alcohol content and it is your friendly host in almost every party.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 86 Birthday

Known affectionately as Gabo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, is considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century. Novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, Gabo was born in Aracata, Colombia on March 6, 1927. García Márquez drew international attention for his novel "Cien años de soledad" (1967), which was later translated as One Hundred

Colombian saying: Más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo

Continuing with our list of Colombian sayings we have a very particular one: “Más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo”. A rough translation will be "Knows more the devil because he is old than because he is the devil" and it means the older you are, the wiser you get or wisdom comes

Colombian Saying: Barriga llena, corazón contento

This week in one of our Spanish classes we talked about what makes us happy and found a very clever Colombian saying. "Barriga llena, Corazón contento" which translates as: full tummy, happy heart. But what does that mean? Is it just about food? We certainly don't think that way. We think "Barriga llena, Corazón contento"

Keep calm and no dar papaya

"Dar papaya" literally "to give papaya", is a Colombian saying meaning "don’t put yourself in a position where people can easily take advantage of you".