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De postre les comparto una tajada de Tarta de Banana y Arequipe or Banoffee Pie.

La palabra de Banoffee se construye a partir de "banana" y "Toffee = caramelo", un postre Inglés con muchos ingredientes tropicales y latinos. Creo que por esto es que es tan sabroso!

The word Banoffee is constructed from "banana" and "toffee", and it's an English dessert with many tropical and Latin ingredients. I think this is why it's so tasty! #mycolombiancocina, #cocina, #comida, #colombia, #RecipeoftheDay, #recipe 

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Approximately 80% of U.S. flower imports come from Colombia, with sales reaching $1.25 billion in 2011. Colombia exports flowers to 88 different countries although the majority (76%) go to the United States. The flower sector generates 150,000 jobs in Colombia, says Asocolflores.
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Orgillosamente colombiana
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Ipiales is a city in Nariño Department,  near the border with Ecuador
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The dam Huila Bethany 
Bethany Dam, located in the department of Huila, is a large-scale dam built at the mouth of the Magdalena River Yaguará in the municipalities of Campoalegre, Hobo and Yaguará (Colombia). The dam is 30 km south of Neiva. It has several purposes: power generation, control the flow of the Magdalena River to irrigate land and fish farming. It has an area of 7400 square ha and a maximum depth of 76 meters. Its total volume is 1,971 million cubic meters with capacity to generate 540 megawatts. The dam is also a tourist attraction because in this Department held annually Water Festival. Dam received the debris from the eruption of Nevado del Huila killing large number of fish that inhabit the dam.

La represa de Betania Huila
La Represa de Betania, localizada en el departamento del Huila, es un embalse de grandes proporciones construido en la desembocadura del río Yaguará en el Magdalena, en los municipios de Campoalegre, Hobo y Yaguará (Colombia). La represa dista 30 km al sur de Neiva. Tiene varios fines: la generación de energía eléctrica, controlar el caudal del Río Magdalena, para el riego de tierras y para la piscicultura. Tiene una superficie de 7400 ha cuadradas y una profundidad máxima de 76 metros. Su volumen total es de 1.971 millones de m³ con capacidad de generar 540 megavatios.

La represa es también un atractivo turístico del Departamento ya que en esta se realiza anualmente el Festival del Agua. La Represa recibió los escombros de la erupción del Nevado del Huila matando a gran cantidad de peces que habitan en la represa.
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Photographer travelled to 37 different countries and took pictures of women, to show that beauty is everywhere.

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Nourish your body and soul
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The Secrets Behind Your Flowers
Chances are the bouquet you're about to buy came from Colombia. What's behind the blooms?

In 1967 David Cheever, a graduate student in horticulture at Colorado State University, wrote a term paper titled “Bogotá, Colombia as a Cut-Flower Exporter for World Markets.” The paper suggested that the savanna near Colombia’s capital was an ideal place to grow flowers to sell in the United States. The savanna is a high plain fanning out from the Andean foothills, about 8,700 feet above sea level and 320 miles north of the Equator, and close to both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Those circumstances, Cheever wrote, create a pleasant climate with little temperature variation and consistent light, about 12 hours per day year-round—ideal for a crop that must always be available. A former lakebed, the savanna also has dense, clay-rich soil and networks of wetlands, tributaries and waterfalls left after the lake receded 100,000 years ago. And, Cheever noted, Bogotá was just a three-hour flight from Miami—closer to East Coast customers than California, the center of the U.S. flower 

business in Colombia called Floramérica, which applied assembly-line practices and modern shipping techniques at greenhouses close to Bogotá’s El Dorado International Airport. The company started with carnations. “We did our first planting in October of 1969, for Mother’s Day 1970, and we hit it right on the money,” says Cheever, 72, who is retired and lives in Medellín, Colombia, and New Hampshire.

It’s not often that a global industry springs from a school assignment, but Cheever’s paper and business efforts started an economic revolution in Colombia. A few other growers had exported flowers to the United States, but Floramérica turned it into a big business. Within five years of Floramérica’s debut at least ten more flower-growing companies were operating on the savanna, exporting some $16 million in cut flowers to the United States. By 1991, the World Bank reported, the industry was “a textbook story of how a market economy works.” Today, the country is the world’s second-largest exporter of cut flowers, after the Netherlands, shipping more than $1 billion in blooms. Colombia now commands about 70 percent of the U.S. market; if you buy a bouquet in a supermarket, big-box store or airport kiosk, it probably came from the Bogotá savanna.

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Guide to guidebooks galore Bogota, Colombia
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John Marvin originally shared to Worldwide Orchid Species Photo Gallery (Orchid Photos):
Pachypyllum debedoutii P. Ortiz 2009 orchid species, found in Cundinamarca Colombia at elevations of around 2950 meters as a mini-miniature cold growing epiphyte.
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Santa Clara Museum Church
Así nos comunicábamos en el siglo XVII. Museo Santa Clara
Santa Clara Museum Church

This building, which was constructed during the half of the seventeenth century, was part of the cloister convent of the Poor Clares nuns, and it currently hosts the religious art museum bearing the name of Saint Clare of Assisi. The external austerity and severity contrast with the internal richness extensive regarding carvings, sculptures, altarpieces, canvas paintings, mural paintings and furniture. The temple has a rectangular floor plan with thick masonry walls, which only have a few small windows.


The Northeastern corner ends in a brick bell gable with a gable roof. From the carrera octava, two Renaissance-influenced front doors can be seen; and in its interior, visitors can contemplate one of the richest and diverse collections of colonial, Renaissance-influenced, baroque and Mudejar art and ornamentation in the city.  Its only nave comprises a false barrel vault entirely decorated with flower motif paintings. The walls are covered with golden and polychromed carvings that frame valuable paintings. The following are some other outstanding features: the main arch, the pulpit, the sacristy, and the choir that has latticework makes evident the cloister atmosphere. The church collection includes works of art from artists such as the following: Gregorio Vásquez de Arce y Ceballos, Antonio Acero de la Cruz, the Figueroa brothers and Agustín García Zorro de Useche.
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Famous for its coffee, Colombia is situated in the northwest corner of South America.Gorgeous beaches along both Pacific and Caribbean coastlines combine with historic cities and a colourful culture to make this an exciting destination for visitors.

Bogata: Sitting at a lofty height of over 2,500 metres above sea level, Bogotá is the country’s capital and a destination brimming with attractions of cultural interest. Museums are especially plentiful and include venues such as the Gold Museum (El Museo del Oro), the National Museum (Museo Nacional), the Museum of Colonial Art and the Museum of Modern Art of Bogota. The city’s dining and evening entertainment scenes are lively and boosted by a large selection of establishments.

Cartagena is located on the northern Caribbean coast of Columbia. Cartagena was founded in 1533 but found itself at the centre of many pillages and attacks including those of pirates. It was for this reason that the city was fortified with walls, castles and fortresses. This colonial architecture is the main attraction of the city and can be seen in the walls baring cannons, the old city and the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. Though Cartagena de Indias is a thriving, modern city, it is also a UNESCO site that reflects Colombia’s rich heritage.

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Tayrona National Natural Park is a one of the country’s most popular nature reserves that encompasses the diversity of the Colombian terrain. Biodiversity ranges from arid Caribbean beach fronts to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta range up to 900m above sea level. The park is home to a wide range of both animals and plant species including birds, deer and many different bats. You can hike a variety of paths within the park that take lead to various noteworthy ecological destinations including the Piedras River, the Pools, the San Juan Out and the Castilletes Beach. The Archaeologic Museum of Chairama located at the Cañaveral Site has evidence of early civilizations that lived within the park up until the early 1600’s.

Amacayacu National Park & Amazon Jungle: A trip to Amacayacu National Park provides you with the opportunity to explore the Amazon jungle. This 293 500 hectare area is based within the southern Amazon trapezoid. Features include viewing the varzea (seasonally flooded rainforest) as well as river systems, swamps, marshes and other beautiful areas that are characteristic of the Amazon forest. Arranged tours will allow you to visit native Indian settlements. The amount of wildlife in the park is staggering and includes among many others the lion marmoset, 469 bird species, enormous reptiles, crocodile, turtles, jaguars, tapirs, river dolphins and the famous Amazonian manatee.

Sante Fe de Antioquia is an agricultural city that produces maize, beans and coffee. The Colonial centre was established in 1541 and literally seems to be suspended in time as it retains all of the architecture from its early beginnings. This has resulted in entire city being declared a National monument. Places of interest include the Bridge of the West, the Plaza Mayor Juan de Corral, the Archiepiscopal Palace, the Museum of Religious Art, the House of the Two Palms, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and a famous ranch named La Playita.

Other cities and towns of interest: Other colonial towns of interest include Villa de Leyva, Popayan, and Santa Cruz de Mompox. Each hosts monuments and architecture that emulates the rich history of the country. The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá and Las Lajas Cathedral are two other popular tourist destinations. Medellín, the country’s second largest city, offers pretty parks, modern architecture and art galleries.

Beaches: Colombia has a Caribbean coast of 1,600km in length and a Pacific Ocean coast 1,300km long. The result is over three hundred sun drenched tropical beaches that play host to both resorts and untouched public beaches that epitomize the Garden of Eden. The Caribbean coast is characterized by beautiful beaches with swaying palm trees, tropical vegetation and calm waters. Conversely the Pacific coast has stronger tides and dark sands. Both however boast warm water and amazing diving opportunities. Some famous areas are Chocó , Providencia Island, Pacífico, San Andrés and Santa Marta.

Other Highlights - Nature: Colombia has policies that strongly favour the eco tourist. This coupled with the wide variety of natural environments on offer has resulted in a plethora of natural parks and attractions to choose from. These include among others the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range, the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, Cabo de la Vela, the Cocora valley , the Pacific islands of Malpelo and Gorgona, the central Andean region's Tatacoa Desert and the Amazon River basin. The Andean mountains and the glaciers based within them are simply beautiful to behold. These also give rise to strong rivers which are the ideal location for river rafting