Colombia

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For years Colombians have exported all their best beans, preferring to sip on sugary ‘tinto’ instead of real coffee. In Bogota however a revolution is brewing, and James Pengelley is keen to meet those who are stirring it up… The first word on most peoples’ lips when conversation turns to…

bogota-nightlife

Lights, thumping reggaeton, a windowless bus and not a seatbelt in sight… Join James Pengelley on a wild ride through the streets of Bogota, and find out why Colombia is the happiest country on earth. You know you must have had a great weekend when Monday morning begins with the question from…

Bogota-colombia

Meet the mountainous metropolis with explosive hobbies and a madcap, reggaeton and salsa-fuelled, nightlife. James Pengelley gets lost in the labyrinth of Colombia’s intriguing capital. “Oh you’re going to Colombia?“ “Don’t get shot!” “Don’t get kidnapped!” “Don’t take too much cocaine!” If this is what you’re friends are telling you, they made need…

Words and photos by Francisco Goncalves Zipaquirá is a small city, one and a half hour by car or bus from Colombia’s capital Bogotá, where you can find grand buildings in the Spanish colonial style, including a rich historical centre and beautiful palm-tree-decorated square. Despite these handsome monuments – and…

cartagena-guide

The inspiration behind Marquez’s astonishing book Love in the Time of Cholera, James Pengelley finds himself drawn to Cartagena with the passion of one of its protagonists. Here’s why… Rivaling Peru’s Cuzco and Uruguay’s Colonia as the most charismatic Colonial town on the Latin continent, Cartagena de Indias is a…