Sexy, scary or safety with Santos? This week’s top 5 Colombian news stories

It’s been a big week in Colombia, as a new, ever so slightly controversial President takes control. You can find out about that on any other Colombian news website – but we bet you’ll not find this combination of stories anywhere else. Enjoy this week’s Top 5 on Tuesday Colombian news stories:

Taking part in Bogota's gay march

Taking part in Bogota's gay march

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Colombian culture, music and arts just a Tube stop away

We’ve been meaning to put this up for a while – if you’re interested in learning a bit about Colombian culture, music and arts before you travel, then there’s a load of events taking place in London right now. Here’s a link for you to check out what’s on offer. Here you go.

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Is London about to copy Bogota and go car-free? Top 5 Colombian news

Hello all, there might be a new President elect, but we were more interested in Colombia almost knocking King Federer’s crown off at Wimbledon. Anyway, this week there’s some excellent stuff about London aiming to copy Bogota’s Ciclovia and have a car-free capital. Enjoy: Continue reading

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Top 5 Scuba diving sites in Colombia

There are not many countries in the world which are able to offer such diverse experiences for divers as Colombia. With coasts touching the Caribbean and the Pacific, these two oceans are as different as the rain forest and the desert.

Colombia is all about nature and diversity, and this is not surprising given that the country is the second most bio diverse in the world. Between 10-14% of the biodiversity of the planet is found on the surface of Colombia, which occupies only 0.8% of the world’s area.

A great way to experience this nature and diversity is by Scuba Diving. These are the hottest diving spots in Colombia according to Juan Perez, Director Proexport (London):

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San Andres offers a paradise setting. Photo: Colombia Travel

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Is Colombia safe? Finding trustworthy travel advice for an enjoyable trip

It’s the first question travellers to Colombia are asked, and probably ask themselves: ‘Is it safe?’

Changing a reputation for violence, drugs and kidnapping is not easy – but most independent advisors now agree Colombia is getting safer for visitors. But it’s a difficult sell to tourists. Continue reading

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24/7 Colombian music leads this week’s Top 5 news stories

It’s Tuesday – which means it’s time for our Top 5 news stories of the week. Even though the elections are stealing a lot of the media coverage, there’s still plenty to keep you thinking about what’s going on in Colombia, including how one radio station is dedicating an entire month to playing Colombian music. Here we go: Continue reading

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New Top 5 news stories: Graffiti and a mission to Mars

Hello wild ones – it’s Tuesday, so brace yourselves for this week’s top 5 stories making the news about Colombia. Once again, there’s loads out there including street art in Bogota and Colombia’s mission to Mars, honestly!

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