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What would Anthony Bourdain say about the Colombian hot dog?

Well, we all know what Anthony Bourdain said and think about the Colombian hot dog. If you haven’t seen it, take a look at The Layover's Miami Episode. Minute 6:40 "Meh, not so much. I usually head over to get a Colombian mutant hot dog.…
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Top 3 museums worthwhile visiting while touring La Candelaria in Bogota

The Old Bogota, La Candelaria, is the historic neighborhood in downtown Bogota. Colombia's capital was founded there in 1538, and 475 years later, La Candelaria still retains much of its colonial atmosphere. La Candelaria houses several universities,…
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Botero Museum, Artist’s own legacy

The Botero Museum showcases the artwork of renowned Colombian artist, Fernando Botero. Donated by the artist himself, the museum displays 208 pieces, 123 of his own and 85 by international artists. The museum is located in the La Candelaria,…
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The Gold Museum, La Candelaria, Bogota

Photo Attribution: By Andrew Bertram (World66) [CC-BY-SA-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons The Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) showcases the work of art of Colombia's first inhabitants, who believed gold…
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Best Spanish Love Songs for Valentines 2013

Our students love their Spanish courses in Colombia and we all love Valentine’s Day. Together we chose these 3 songs for this Valentine's Day 2013 1 Cabas, Bonita. 2. Siam, No existe 3. Mojito Lite, Amnesia Hope…
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Elton John Your Song Spanish Lyrics by Colombian Juanes

We are very proud of our very own Juanes. He recently won his first Anglo Grammy at the 55th annual Grammy Awards. Juanes brought home the Best Latin Pop Album for his MTV Unplugged Juanes Album , which also won a Latin Grammy for Album of…
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Colombian recipe: Fried Plantain Bananas and the best kept secret of the Colombian cuisine

We started our Spanish + Cooking class like usual, reviewing and learning the new words. This time the recipe was simple, "fried plantain bananas" and I promised the students to tell them the best kept-secret of the Colombian cuisine: How…
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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".
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Don’t stop the party!

You will think that because we passed December 31th the party is over. No way! We still have a lot to celebrate. In January and February we have three major festivals we love! First, from December 28 to January 7, the Blacks and Whites'…
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Barranquilla’s Carnival: The biggest carnival in the world

The Barranquilla's Carnival, one of the biggest carnivals in the world, has traditions that date back to the 19th century. It was declared by UNESCO as a World Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2003. During 4…