You may have heard of this Colombian delicacy, specifically from the Santander region. But if not, be prepared to be an expert. First and foremost, what ARE hormigas culonas? The direct translation means fat-bottomed ant. Yep, ants! Fun facts: -These small creatures live mainly in the Barichara, Bucaramanga & San Gil areas -These female ants leave their hill only once a year to go … Read More Do They Really Eat Fat-Bottomed Ants?
This is the latest post in the Colombia Blog Series by Kike Calvo which profiles interesting information, research and thoughts on Colombia related to journalism, ecotourism, visual anthropology, exploration and photography. This article belongs to the author’s lifelong series The Güepajé Project. For the past few weeks I embarked on a rather remarkable music exploration around Colombia with Colombia Photo Expeditions. Most people have probably heard of, and hopefully danced … Read More Colombia: So You Want to Explore the Land of a Thousand Rhythms?
In a recent article for CNN, Lauren Cocking listed the prettiest small towns in Colombia beyond Bogotá and Medellín. Colombia is full of gorgeous (and less crowded) towns like Villa de Leyva, Guatape, Jardin, Mongui or Barichara. We are honored to say that the opening photograph of the piece of Boyacá’s Villa de Leyva came from our Colombia photo collection by Kike Calvo. Read the … Read More The most beautiful towns in Colombia
In a recent article on The Wilson Journal of Ornithology In-Press, authors Laura Mahecha, Nickole Villabona, Laura Sierra, David Ocampo, and Oscar Laverde-R. described the Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus) as a frugivorous bird predator. “Cotingas are considered essentially frugivorous, but a few records suggest they might include small vertebrates in their diet, mainly during the breeding season.” In March 2015, the authors recorded a young … Read More The Andean Cock-of-the-rock are frugivorous bird predators
In the new journal “Critical Criminology” from The official Journal of the ASC Division on Critical Criminology and the ACJS Section on Critical Criminology, authors David Rodríguez Goyes, Hanneke Mol, Avi Brisman and Nigel South (eds) wrote the article Environmental Crime in Latin America: The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land, which talks about wildlife trafficking in Brazil and Colombia. Learn … Read More Environmental Crime in Latin America: The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land
Pilar: Little Explorer, Big World. Children Book Series. Crowdfunding Project with GoFundMe. It’s been a dream of mine to develop a series of books that will inspire and educate children, with a special emphasis on empowering young girls to dream big, and to understand they should aim for the stars to pursue their goals. With your help, this book series could become a reality, allowing me to inspire children and to help parents around the world.
This week, several Colombian media have given space in their pages to talk about the feature articled published by National Geographic Creative photographer Kike Calvo on the National Geographic Blog. Some of the papers include: Portal Caribe , Canal Tropical and Zona Cero.
“Our family, two adults and 3 adult children, had the pleasure of visiting Colombia and traveling with Colombia Photo Expeditions. It was an amazing trip as we learned about Columbia’s history, culture and people. The trip was well organized and Chris our expedition leader was welcoming and knowledgeable. There was something for everyone from the wonderful food to the salsa clubs and adventurous outings. … Read More Colombia: It was an Amazing Trip
The carnival is the second largest in the world, second only to Rio de Janeiro. In 2003, it was named one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Colombia Photo Expeditions offers you the best photo tours to capture this event.
For Gigi and myself this trip was a “Maslow Peak experience” We have been traveling since our early 20’s and have been to 150 plus countries….and only handful do we rate as a peak experience…Miss you all..a great group.