Category: Colombia Travel

Experience Popayán a City of Gastronomy and Easter Processions

The cityscape of Popayan with the city’s white domed cathedral in the middle

It’s a well-kept secret that the city of Popayán was the first city in the world to be registered as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. I have been there several times and was not aware of this fact. Indeed, it was not until I was doing research on Tucson that I learned that such… Read more »


Exploring San Agustin and El Monasterio Hotel

A lush green landscape with many trees, in the distance there are mountains, and off to the side is the Monasterio Hotel

Usually I would launch into a review of the El Monasterio Hotel right away, but this time I felt I really needed to talk about the site of San Agustin. I have never quite understood why so few people make it down to San Agustin. It is a short plane ride south of Bogota and… Read more »


Learn to Make Mouthwatering Colombian Arepas

Four grilled flat, round, unleavened pieces of dough called Arepas, each cut and stuffed with different ingredients

We are excited to share a very simple Colombian dish that can be enjoyed with almost anything, Arepas! The Arepa is one of the most popular foods in Colombia and they are served in almost every home. Sort of like the tortilla in Mexico. There are different versions of arepas throughout Colombia, every region having… Read more »


Review of the Film “Birds of Passage”

Birds of Passage film poster. Man holding automatic gun stands in a dusty field. A red sheet covering his face blows behind

This award winning Colombian film, Birds of Passage (2018); 126 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles follows an indigenous family torn apart by a marijuana boom. It combines the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez with the epic sweep of The Godfather and does an extraordinary job of telling a story about how the world changes… Read more »