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HOLIDAY IN COLOMBIA   >   LATIN AMERICA 


Columbia (Bradt Travel Guide) - 1841622427Departments in Colombia [ departamentos ]: Amazonas, Antioquia, Arauca, Atlantico, Bolivar, Boyaca, Caldas, Caqueta, Casanare, Cauca, Cesar, Choco, Cordoba, Cundinamarca, Guainia, Guaviare, Huila, La Guajira, Magdalena, Meta, Narino, Norte de Santander, Putumayo, Quindio, Risaralda, San Andres y Providencia, Santander, Sucre, Tolima, Valle del Cauca, Vaupes, Vichada

Capital district [ distrito capital ]: Santa Fe de Bogota.

Capital City of Colombia: Bogota


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Hotels in Colombia

    -   Hotels in Bogota, Cartagena, Ibague, Santiagi de Cali

   -   Find a great deal
Expedia.co.uk has room for everyone to relax on their perfect trip.

 
Hostelbookers.com is one of the worlds largest online booking services for hostels. All hostels you see here are offering realtime prices and availability.

National Park

  Tayrona Park   -   El Parque Tayrona
Place to visit if you have the chance while in the Santa Marta area on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. This little delightful spot is located about 30 minutes from the city of Rodadero.
Beautiful beaches, hammocks to rent for the night, food, water and surf.

Travel Agent / Tour Operators

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Kuoni

 G Adventures
*   Colombia Higlights
Highlights : Discovering colonial history and Caribbean beaches, wandering the cobblestones of Cartagena, soaking in a mud volcano, wandering laid back fishing villages and Tayrona National Park.
*   Colombia Coffee Trails
Highlights: Exploring coffee plantations, soaking in hot springs, hiking in the Cocora Valley, exploring Medellín and Caribbean beaches, wandering cobblestone streets in Cartagena.

Thomas Cook



  JLA - Journey Latin America
Active Adventures, Tailor-Made - Bespoke Holidays for Individuals, Escorted Group Trips [journeys and tours].
  Preston Reid   -  Tailor Made Travel to Colombia

Travel Guides Colombia / Related Books

Colombia (Lonely Planet) - 1741048273 Travel Guides Colombia  [ amazon.co.uk ]

  Colombia (Lonely Planet) - 1741048273
Kevin Raub 
Paperback: 360 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 5th Revised edition edition (1 Jun 2009); ISBN-10: 1741048273; ISBN-13: 978-1741048278.

  Columbia (Bradt Travel Guide) - 1841622427
Sarah Woods (Author)
Paperback: 352 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 1 edition (15 April 2008); ISBN-10: 1841622427; ISBN-13: 978-1841622422.

Transportation / How do I travel to Colombia

Bordered in the north and north-west by the Caribbean Sea, in the east by Venezuela and Brazil, in the south by Ecuador and Peru, and in the west by Panama and the Pacific Ocean.

  Airport Barranquilla   -   Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport
  Bogota Airport   -   Aeropuerto El Eldorado
  Cartagena Airport
  Medellin Airport   -   Aeropuerto Internacional Jose María Córdoba [ Rionegro ]

LAN Airlines UK   -   Flight tickets Bogota

 
Book cheap flights to Colombia at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online

  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights

  Ferrovias   -   Colombian Railways
  Public Transport in Bogota

  Maps International   -  Maps of Colombia   
Mapsinternational.co.uk is one of the largest map shops online.
  Map of Colombia [ Uni Texas  -  Perry-Castañeda Library  -  Map Collection ]


Links  

  Government Colombia   -   Portal de Información y Servicios del Estado Colombiano

  Casa de Narino   -   Presidencia de la República de Colombia   -   presidential site

  Fondo de Promocion de Colombia 
How to get to Colombia, exploring the country, tourist activities, gastronomy, photographs and more

  Bogota   -   Capital City Colombia
Capital de Colombia, fue fundada el seis de agosto de 1538 por Don Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, y desde ese momento se ha mantenido como un importante centro político, cultural y económico. La calidad de ciudad capital le fue otorgada en 1740, en tiempos de la colonia, cuando aún existía el Virreinato de la Nueva Granada.
En 1819, al alcanzar la independencia, la actual República de Colombia la adoptó como su capital.

  Amazonas Departemento
  Antioquia   -   with Capital City Medellin
  Arauca
  Atlantico
  Bolivar
  Boyacá
Wonderful cold climate high-altitude mountains close to Bogotá by road, and one of the few departments completely safe for tourists. Highlights include Villa de Leyva, the Natural Sanctuary of Iguaque and the small 1658 hotel at Hacienda Baza, in Tibaná.
  Caldas   -   with Capital City Manizales
  Caqueta
  Casanare
  Cauca
  Cesar
  Choco
  Cordoba
  Cundinamarca
  Guainia
  Guaviare
  Huila
  La Guajira
  Magdalena
  Meta
  Narino
  Norte de Santander
  Putumayo
  Quindio
  Risaralda
  San Andres y Providencia
  Santander
  Sucre
  Tolima
  Valle del Cauca
  Vaupes
  Vichada

  Santa Fe de Bogota   -   distrito capital

  Antioquia City
  Barranquilla
  Bucaramanga
  Cali   -   city of Salsa, Valle del Cauca
  Cartagena   -   port / harbour
  Ibague
  Manizales
Manizales capital del departamento de Caldas, es conocida como uno de los centro culturales del país debido a su desarrollo universitario y a la calidad de su gente, es también uno de los principales productores de café del país.
  Medellin   -   the city of eternal spring, Antioquia
Medellín disfruta de una intensa actividad cultural, posee museos, bibliotecas y teatros de gran importancia entre los que cabe mencionar el Museo Moderno; el Museo Zea, donde existe una gran colección de obras donadas por Fernando Botero; el Museo Antropológico, el cual contiene piezas precolombinas; y el Archivo Histórico de Antioquia.
  Pereira
  Popayan   -   the white city, Cauca
Popayán, capital del departamento del Cauca, es conocida como la "ciudad blanca" y se distingue por ser una joya arquitectónica de la Colonia.
  Puente Nacional
  Rionegro
  San Andres
  San Agustín   -   archeological site in south-western Colombia
  Santa Marta   -   port / harbor

  Poor but happy
  Cartagena de Indias
  Colombia.com
  Come back alive
  Locolombia.org
  Magazine Colombia   -   Semana   -   weekly news magazine
  Post   -   Post in Colombia
  Press   -   El Heraldo   -   Daily paper in Barranquilla
  Press   -   El Mundo   -   Daily paper in Medellin
  Press   -   El Pais   -   Daily paper in Cali
  Press   -   El Tiempo  -  Daily paper in Bogota
  Radio   -   Radio Colombia National
  TV   -    Canal RCN
  University  Colombia   -   Universidad EAFIT in Medellin
  Zona Cafetera   -   coffee region [ Risaralda, Caldas, Quindío ]

Cuisine   -   Colombian Cooking recipes

Many varieties of fruit totally unknown to the Western world are enjoyed in Colombia, such as the zapote, lulo, curuba, mamoncillo, uchuva, fraijoa, granadilla, mamey and pitahaya.

  Colombian Kitchen Recipes
  Colombia For The Gourmet Traveler
Popular Foods & National Cuisine [ Ajiaco, Arepas, Sancocho de Gallina ], Popular Beverages & National Drinks [ Coffee ], Best Dining Destinations [ Bogota, Cartagena ]

Secrets of Colombian Cooking  -   by Patricia McCausland-Gallo
Colombia is a country of vast exotic culinary creations and diverse territories that range from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, producing a plentiful variety of seafood; to the Amazon, Magdelena and Cauca rivers that bathe its soils with fertility; and to the Andean mountains that present coller climates. The author travelled throughout these regions to collect the most authentic dishes. With over 175 recipes and a glossary of ingredients, cooks will become acquainted with many of Colombia's indienous foods, such as cilantro, tamarind, tree tomatoes, gooseberries and sweet and hot peppers.
Hardcover: 270 pages. Publisher: Hippocrene Books; March 2004: ISBN: 0781810256

History of Colombia

Independent from Spain: 20 July 1810

  Colombia's History   -   Wikipedia
Pre-Colombian period, Colonial times, Colombia's struggle for independence, The Republic, The National Front, Post-National Front years, Recent developments
  History of Colombia   -   University of Kansas
  National Museum of Colombia   -  Museo Nacional de Colombia
Collections: Art, Archeology, Ethnology, History

Music, Art & Culture, Events

  Culture of Colombia
 
  Midi files of Colombian music  - Música Colombiana en formato MIDI
Here you will find all the availabe stuff with respect to the colombian music, in MIDI. That includes general information about the history of the colombian music, all its social context, and lots and lots of MIDI sequences of colombian music.
  Music of Colombia
Cumbia, Colombian salsa, Champeta and African music, Música del interior, Porros, Música llanera, Vallenato, Rock music
The City of Musical Memory: Salsa, Record Grooves and Popular Culture in Cali, Colombia 
Lise A. Waxer
Explores the history of salsa in the city of Cali, examines its local adoption in relation to other musical styles in the region, and discusses the spread of salsa to other Latin American cities.
Hardcover 416 pages (October 30, 2002);  Publisher: Wesleyan University Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0819564419


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