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Climb 659 steps to the top of this Colombian landmark for breathtaking views of the countryside

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 5 May 2015

Guatape is a small town of northern Colombia that has a very unique landmark. It’s home to a rather large rock, and this rock attracts scores of visitors each year because once you get to the very top of this rock, the views you get of the countryside are priceless.

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This intriguing documentary shows kids taking refuge in the sewers of Colombia

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 10 April 2015

Facing abuse and violence at home, young kids in Bogota, Colombia have been forced out of their homes and onto the streets. ‘When you’re living in the sewers, you’ve hit the lowest point a human can reach because there you lose everything’, one former sewer dweller says. 

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See Colombian street art on a Bogota bike tour

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By Laura Blight in Cool Travel on Thursday 18 April 2013

I recently spent four months in South America ending my trip in Bogota, Colombia. The streets are jam packed with graffiti and various street art, so it really is a feast for the eyes. A great way to see the city is through Bogota Bike Tours that have a tour specifically for street art. A […]

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Music project about the tropical sounds of Colombia

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By Andres Colmenares in Video on Friday 20 July 2012

Ondatropica is a musical project led by Mario Galeano, from Frente Cumbiero, and British producer, Will Holland (aka. Quantic), to explore the tropical sounds of Colombia in a journey that connects stars from the past with upcoming musicians. It was recorded at the legendary Discos Fuentes studio in Medellín. The result of this amazing project about Colombia’s collective memory will be featured during the cultural programme of the London Olympics in collaboration with the British Council.

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The Wind Journeys: a film by Colombian director Ciro Guerra

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By Raul Posse in New Film on Thursday 17 May 2012

This is the second film by Colombian director Ciro Guerra, exploring the myth of the curse of The Devil’s Accordion. It’s a very popular urban myth in the north of this country.

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Book Igloo by Colombian artist Miler Lagos

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By Michele Castagnetti in New Art on Saturday 28 April 2012

Take ‘em boring books off the bookshelf! Artist Miler Lagos’s book igloo is gravity defying. Just don’t pull out the wrong book. The Colombian artist arranged the books in a neat dome to explore the dynamics between nature, culture, and material possessions. The structure uses nothing more than carefully aligned books.

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Poster campaign for book exchange initiative in Colombia

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By Michele Castagnetti in New Design on Saturday 28 April 2012

This is an amazing poster campaign for a book exchange initiative in Colombia. Each poster features a subtle mesh up: Snow White/Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter/Troy, Little Red Riding Hood/Moby Dick. The headline reads “come with a story and leave with another’. Brilliant! Take a minute to see all the details.

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Rocking Under The Rain in Bogota, Colombia

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By Andres Colmenares in New Events on Monday 10 November 2008

Rock al Parque is the largest open-air free music festival in Latin America, held at the el Parque Simon Bolivar in Bogota, Colombia. This year the main guest, as usual, was the heavy rain. However, more than 300,000 people enjoyed the powerful and eclectic tunes of 45 bands from England, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, America, France and, of course, Colombia, since the aim of the festival is to showcase upcoming local bands. The Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogota is in charge of this unique open party, which has been gathering youngsters from all the corners of this ten million city, and beyond, for fourteen years.

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98 kinds of raw food perfectly cut into cubes for the OCD in all of us

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 15 May 2015

When Dutch newspaper ‘DeVolkskrant’ commissioned design studio ‘Lernert & Sander’ in 2014 to make a piece for their food photography issue, the artist duo went beyond expectations by creating this mind-blowing photo.

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This couple intends to get married 38 times in 12 countries over 6 continents

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By Kenny Ong in News on Wednesday 25 March 2015

By the time you read this, American couple Cheetah Platt (30) and Rhiann Woodyard (32) have already exchanged their wedding vows multiple times in Colombia, Spain, Ireland, Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, India and Thailand. They intend to get married a total of 38 times, in 12 countries, over 6 continents.

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Lingerie with burgers, fries, and milkshakes prints redefine the meaning of ‘food porn’

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Wednesday 4 March 2015

San Francisco-based lingerie company ‘Naja’ has come up with a lingerie line that puts the ‘porn’ in ‘food porn’ – their cheeky knickers feature prints of hamburgers, fries, milkshakes, as well as sushi and sake on the front.

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Valentine’s day came and went, now see where those bouquets actually came from

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 19 February 2015

If you thought your Valentine’s roses came from a small, family-owned farm where joyful workers frolicked in the fields and handpicked roses for the love of handpicking roses, you’d be wrong. Chances are, if you live in New York or Miami and didn’t buy your roses from a farmstand, you probably bought them from a store that imported them all the way from a rose farm in Puente Piedra, Colombia.

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These severed heads of cute animals are actually just realistic paintings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 30 January 2015

Don’t panic just yet. These severed head of lovable, innocent animals are not the works of a madman. They’re actually works of art! In his series ‘Taxonomy’, Colombia-based artist Yosman Botero creates realistic three-dimensional works by using a hacksaw and a butcher’s knife layers and layers of plexiglass.

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An inner Sydney coffee spot that really takes their caffeine seriously

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 3 November 2014

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People might tell you Melbourne is the country’s caffeine capital, and those Victorians sure know how to whip up a mean latte. But if you’re in the inner-city Sydney suburbs, you might want to drop into The Reformatory Caffeine Lab to grab one of the nation’s most serious cups of coffee.

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Something wrong with this picture? Risque cycling uniforms cause confusion and controversy

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Wednesday 17 September 2014

We didn’t know cycling was into risqué nowadays. At the recently-concluded ‘Instituto Distrital de Recreacion y Deporte’ in Italy, the Colombian women’s cycling team became the center of attention after going up on stage with their head-turning outfits.

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