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Colombia: Medellín lights up for Christmas

The celebration of Christmas is a curious mix of Christian and pagan traditions in Europe, and indeed has absorbed many influences from other cultures in its unparalleled spread across the globe. As such, its festivities exhibit some parallels, but equally … Continue reading

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Colombia: Bogota’s pioneering car-free ciclovias

Here in the UK, the arrival of this year’s Tour de France to our own shores inspired a wave of two-wheeled enthusiasm and a visible increase in leisure cycling. This is perhaps part of a wider trend that has seen … Continue reading

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Gabriel García Márquez: Five lesser known facts

Gabriel García Márquez sadly passed away last week, at home in Mexico City. The death of this renowned author and literary icon has prompted reflections on his talent and legacy all across the globe, with commentators worldwide participating in a chorus of … Continue reading

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Beyond El Dorado – Power and gold in ancient Colombia

For centuries Europeans were dazzled by the legend of El Dorado – literally ‘the golden one’. Many different stories were told of El Dorado – sometimes it was imagined as a lost city of gold, sometimes as a man covered … Continue reading

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