El 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.
Love and Friendship Day (Dia de amor y amistad) is celebrated on September 20 in Colombia. It is usually celebrated more than the actual Saint Valentine's Day on February 14. Why is this? I've lived here for more than 3 years and have found out why.
I got to Colombia in 2010, in this blog post I'm going to go over how I have made U.S. dollars while living in Medellin for seven years.
I have been teaching English in Medellin for 4 years now. I have not grown tired of teaching, it is a passion of mine. Although I have a business to run I continue to teach and enjoy it. This is my take and advice on landing a teaching job in Medellin, Colombia.
Alzheimer's Disease in Don Matias, Antioquia, Colombia I found this interesting report by CNN on Don Matias and the Alzheimer's mutation in the town. I published this post originally on May 5, 2013, but thought it was still interesting, therefore, I republished it today, August 22, 2017. For a more current article ...
There are a bunch of Colombian public holidays, 18 to be exact. Assumption Day is celebrated annually on August 15 in Colombia and is known as La fiesta de la Asunción de la Santísima Virgen María. Holidays are an excuse to party in Colombia.
The Battle of Boyaca was a very important Colombian revolutionary war battle, and it is held as a national holiday in Colombia. I am proud to be Colombian and today I have hoisted the beautiful yellow, blue and red flag outside my office.
The 2017 Medellin Flower Festival is a celebration of many things. In this post I go over some of the most popular events of this 2017 Feria de las Flores
Colombian Independence Day Celebrations in Medellin are pretty much non-existent. In this blog post I go over why Colombians don't celebrate Colombian independence day like gringos celebrate the 4th of July.
My favorite Colombian dishes come from living in Southern California with my Colombian parents and now living in Medellin for over 6 years.