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Here's a hint of what you missed at Barranquilla's Carnival
Barranquilla’s carnival, the biggest in the world after Rio de Janeiro, kicked off Saturday with its epic Battle of Flowers parade. For those of you who are not in Colombia, here’s Full Article »
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 the birthday girl! Happy birthday, Shakira! 🎂
Special Happy!!!Happy!!!Birthday!!! Birthday!!! To Shakira!!!! May you live to see many more and may God continue to bless you each and everyday of your life! Have lots of fun Enjoy!
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All Colombians had playe  this ... Good youth  memories .... but how do you it icalled?

Todo los colombianos alguna vez jugamos esto...
Buenos recuerdos de juventud.. pero como se llama?







Juego del cordel
https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juego_del_cordel
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The current case has been before the Constitutional Court since 2012.
During testimony Thursday morning, international experts in ancient cultures and patrimony called the Quimbaya treasure “invaluable” and said that it’s importance in Colombian history is “indisputable.” In 1893, Colombian President Carlos Holguín Mallarino gifted more than 120 gold objects to Spain’s Queen Regent María Cristina. Since then, the so-called Quimbaya Treasure has been on display at the Museo de América in Madrid.
That is Colombian History
Colombia's Constitutional Court will determine whether to seek the return of 122 pieces of Quimbaya treasure from Spain's government.
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Colombia Calling - Living and Working in Colombia
 *Everything you need to know about Colombia's Lost City*...
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Listen to Colombia Calling - Living and Working in Colombia episodes free, on demand. Sometimes academics we meet are guarded with their knowledge but this is not the case when we take to the airwaves with the Director for the Global Heritage Fund for Latin America Santiago Giraldo and talk about everything from anthropology and archeology in Colombia but mainly focus on the wonder that is the Teyuna Ciudad Perdida or Lost City. From the elegant ...
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After the Cartagena International Music Festival this month, a look at the family who founded this celebration of classical music in the colonial city.
After the Cartagena International Music Festival this month, a look at the family who founded this celebration of classical music in the colonial city.
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At Plaza de mercado de Paloquemao.
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Caño Cristales River, Colombia - Unique Places around the World
With a subaquatic plant that shimmers in a combination of five different colors, pictures simply cannot do this river justice.
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La Guajira Colombiana se puede beneficiar con esta brillante idea
Brilliant WarkaWater Towers Collect Drinking Water from Thin Air.

Italian designer Arturo Vittori has unveiled the WarkaWater Tower, a revoluntionary new way to collect clean drinking water in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa. The artist was inspired by a recent trip to a remote village in northeastern Ethiopia where water collection is often a dangerous and incredibly time-consuming process. With just a little financial backing, Vittori hopes the innovative WarkaWater Towers, which take advantage of condensation, will provide a more reliable, efficient and sustainable method of water harvesting for local women and their families.
http://inhabitat.com/nature-inspired-warkawater-towers-use-condensation-to-collect-drinking-water-in-ethiopia/
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Italian designer Arturo Vittori has designed a revolutionary new structure, the WarkaWater Tower, to collect clean water by using condensation.
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Congratulations to the 2016 winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize
The winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2016 were announced during the awards ceremony on January 19, 2016.
http://blogs.elespectador.com/lineas-de-arena/2016/01/19/colombia-gana-el-premio-oscar-de-energia/
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Cultural heritage of an amazing country: Colombia

14 magical colombian Towns 

14 pueblos mágicos que son patrimonio cultural de un increíble país: Colombia
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Cosas que inspiran, cosas que intrigan y cosas que deberían ser vistas. Compártelas!
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Moving to Colombia ~ Living in Colombia ... Use our Colombia forum to meet other expats, find the right international school in Colombia, jobs in Colombia, the best places to live in Colombia, cost of living Colombia -- even where to find the best pizza in Colombia! 

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

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