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My Favorite Places to Shop in Medellin

image-2434I don't like to go shopping in Medellin. It seems that I always have a backed up list of items I need to buy that I keep putting off, thinking I’ll get to it later. No matter how much I try to avoid going shopping, I feel like I’m always ...

Cartagena’s Independence Day – A Holiday Worth Learning About

image-1300Colombia's independence is long and bloody. November 11 is an important date because it was a precedent for all independence revolutions throughout South America. This sense of revolution and bravery that the people of Cartagena displayed earned their city the nickname la "Ciudad Heroica" the "Heroic City."

Dia de la Raza – Columbus Day in Colombia

image-1255El Dia de la Raza is more important than most Colombians know. This day commemorates the ruthlessness and violent way in which our current race came about. Even though Christopher Columbus and the Spanish Crown/Catholics were the epitome of evil I have to appreciate the boldness with which they conquered and bled out a once thriving society.