A selection of recent articles about Colombia published in international media such as The New York Times, National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler and BBC Travel, among others, carefully selected by Colombia Photo Expeditions for our travelers:
A Weekend in Cali, Colombia’s Salsa Capital Conde Nast Traveler. Text by Adam Hurly. Published on January 3, 2018.
“One writer dances his way through the city. Wherever you go in Santiago de Cali, Colombia’s third-largest city, you can hear the steady six-count cowbell clave—the pulse of salsa music. You’ll hear it echoing from the salsa clubs, yes, but also coming from the taxis, the hundreds of salsa schools, and the laundromats. In a way, its omnipresence here has helped preserve the city in something of a salsa golden age.”
The New York Times
Photographs by Rose Marie Cromwell and Text by Monica Castillo.
Published Dec. 2, 2017.
“Two kinds of dancers pack the salsa clubs of Cali, Colombia. There are the purists, who like to keep their footwork on the ground, the way salsa was first danced in the 1970s. Then there are the more daring — typically younger — provocateurs, who incorporate demanding tricks and lifts frowned upon by traditionalists. If you’re keen on finding a partner, you may want to stick to the original formula.”
National Geographic Blog. Changing Planet.
By Kike Calvo. Published on August 8, 2017
“This is the first post in the Colombia Blog Series by Colombia Photo Expeditions, in which Kike Calvo profiles interesting information, research and thoughts on Colombia related to journalism, ecotourism, science, exploration and photography. Megan Epler Wood is an academic, consultant, and CEO who sees sustainable tourism as a way to grow economies while fostering a healthy environment. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Colombia in 1986-7 and in 1990, she founded The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), the first NGO in the world dedicated to economic development through sustainable tourism.”
National Geographic Traveller
By James Draven. Published on 16th March 2017
“Enshrouded in the cloak of Mother Nature, Colombia’s bountiful central coffee region is South America at its greenest. But 1,900 bird species mean there are plenty of other colours on view, too”
The New York Times
By Gustave Axelson. Photos by Federico Rios Escobar. Published on March 7, 2017
“In the northern reaches of the Andes — where the coffee bean is as
central to life as corn is to small town Iowa — a welcoming spirit prevails.
There are more than 20 restaurants and cafes that sell coffee by the cup in the lively pastel-splashed plaza of Jardín, a quaint Colombian pueblo, or village, nestled in the northern reaches of the Andes Mountains.”
Condé Nast Traveler
Written by Caitlin Morton. Published on October 03, 2017
“Colombia’s diverse and breathtaking landscape deserves recognition: Andean peaks, tropical beaches, dense rain forests sitting 3,000 feet above sea level. Besides the allure of nature, the country’s major cities are experiencing a renaissance in food, art, and technology—and it’s one of the most affordable places for Americans to visit right now. Spanning metropolitan cities, small colonial-era towns, and remote ecosystems, here are 17 reasons to make Colombia your next South American destination.”
By Lydia Bell. Published on February 4, 2017
“Ciudad Perdida has a setting to rival Machu Picchu’s, but without the crowds, and you can trek to its amazing ruins, then relax on the beach”
By Chris Wallace. Published on March 30, 2017
“How have Colombians maintained their renowned happiness in the face of unimaginable atrocity, loss and economic hardship?”
The Telegraph Travel
By Guy Kelly. Published on February 11, 2017.
“Everybody had the same reaction. ‘Colombia?’ they’d chirp, before giving a sagacious little nod. ‘Perfect time to go, what with the news and that. Get in there early, before everyone else. There can be few better national PR boosts than a Nobel Peace Prize.Especially if the rest of the planet has associated your country with murder, cocaine, gangs, kidnapping, corruption – anything other than peace – for as long as anyone can remember. ‘Ladies and gentlemen, there is one less war in the world, and it is the war in Colombia,’ President Juan Manuel Santos told the assembled crowd in Oslo two months ago, as he accepted the honor.”
Wanderlust Travel Magazine
“New flights, reopened borders, easier access. Get to the planet’s freshest destinations first with these exciting trips, including holidays in China, Chile, Colombia, Guyana and Sri Lanka…”
The New York Times
By Murray Carpenter. Photos by Juan Cristóbal Cobo Sanz.
Published on April 19, 2016
“Fifteen minutes west of Medellín, we flew into a dense bank of clouds. When the clouds broke briefly, the deep green jungle appeared, extending miles in all directions, laced with brown rivers and the occasional riverside village. This is the wild, wet and mostly roadless Chocó region of northwest Colombia. Not a high-rise or highway in sight. Before long, the 17-seat plane descended, and the small town of Nuquí came into view, sitting at the tip of a long beach on the Pacific coast”
Featured Photo: Nuevo Tolima petroglyphs. © Megan Epler Wood. Imaged published in National Geographic Blog, On Ecotourism in Colombia with Megan Epler Wood by Kike Calvo.