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Cementerio Central de Bogota

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A Military Parade

A Military Parade Posted by on Jan 20, 2015

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Hipster Coffee and that Raw Thing

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Route 49: Gold Country

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From the Blvd: Depp, Paltrow, and Dolby

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A Military Parade

Jan 20, 15 A Military Parade

Posted by in Colombia, Events, Featured

A young soldier looked rather sheepish as he searched my bag before I entered the barricaded area beside the Capitolio Nacional and Palacio de Nariño along Carrera 7 in Bogotá. Maybe it was because I was the only tourist in the area when I stumbled upon some sort of demonstration at the Presidential Palace. I assume I was the only...

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Pre-Colombian Statues

Jan 18, 15 Pre-Colombian Statues

Posted by in Colombia, Featured

Close to the Cementerio Central in Bogota, it is district known as Localidad de Los Mártires. It was here during the Spanish Reconquista that revolutionaries like Policarpa Salvarrieta, Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Mercedes Abrego, Camilo Torres Tenorio, and Francisco José de Caldas were executed. In the middle of the district, at a point...

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Museo de Arte del Banco de la República

Jan 16, 15 Museo de Arte del Banco de la República

Posted by in Colombia, Featured

There are a number of art galleries in Bogotá… and most of them are free. This particular gallery is one of the ones owned by the Banco de la República (Bank of the Republic); part of their mission is to protect Colombia’s national treasures and keep them out of harm’s way. Under their sphere of protection are...

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From the Blvd: Hawke, Hemsworth, and Ali

Welcome to Wednesday’s Stories from the Boulevard. I’m currently working across the street from the Chinese Theatre and stumble upon Hollywood events and personalities rather frequently. In fact, there are so many things going on that I’m actively looking for ways around them instead of seeking out events (and consulting...

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Destination Hollywood

There are a lot of things that suck about doing an air commute every week. But, I have to say that the best part of heading into California for work is leaving behind the -25C weather. It’s not that I don’t enjoy walking the dogs in the snow and wind, feeling it freeze my face, having to plug my Jeep in to protect the...

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Heroes and Martyrs

Jan 10, 15 Heroes and Martyrs

Posted by in Colombia, Featured

Generally, I don’t like to visit military type museums… the glorification of war and violence isn’t something I find particularly interesting. Though I will say that war defines nations, peoples, and brings about progress and innovation at a fast pace. It also happens to destroy and subjugate people who might...

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Colombian Coffee

Jan 08, 15 Colombian Coffee

Posted by in Colombia, Cute Little Cafes, Featured

Colombia is known to have some of the best coffee in the world and for farmers and sellers this is good news; coffee is an extremely stable plant and will always sell. Coffee farms dot the countryside and are so prevalent that you can get from one to the next using a cable car… like you were heading up a ski hill. This is also...

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La Catedral Primada

Jan 06, 15 La Catedral Primada

Posted by in Colombia, Featured

Over the decades, Plaza de Bolívar has seen more than its share of blood, tears, and political violence. And, it’s in this square that you’ll find Bogotá’s historic seat of the Archbishop of Bogotá: La Catedral Primada. Most days, on the steps of the Cathedral, scores of people sit peacefully and watch tourists,...

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