Tag: South America

Crash Course on 100 Years of Solitude

If you can spare 11 minutes to learn about Gabriel Garcia Marquez‘s masterpiece 100 years of Solitude, it may be worth to watch this entertaining video. As you probably know, the book made Gabo win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.   To learn more about Colombia, please check our Suggested Readings.


The most beautiful towns in Colombia

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


The Ethnobotany of Eden

Geographer Robert A. Voeks’s new book will soon be available. In the mysterious and pristine forests of the tropics, a wealth of ethnobotanical panaceas and shamanic knowledge promises cures for everything from cancer and AIDS to the common cold. To access such miracles, we need only to discover and protect these medicinal treasures before they succumb to the corrosive forces of the modern world. … Read More The Ethnobotany of Eden


Barranquilla Carnival: Who lives it, is who enjoys it!

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.


Updated Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of Colombia.

Diverse Colombia by Colombia Photo Expeditions, in which Kike Calvo profiles interesting information, research and thoughts on Colombia for journalism, ecotourism, science, exploration and photography. The Asociación Colombiana de Ictiólogos (ACICTIOS), the largest network of fish experts in Colombia, has created a reference list of all the fresh water species in the country. After Brazil, Colombia holds the Second place in the number of fresh water species, with a … Read More Updated Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of Colombia.