Barranquilla Carnaval: Basic Visitor’s Guide 2017

It’s not news to most that South America plays host to a Carnaval. The annual carnaval held in Rio is probably the most well-known party on the planet. It may come as a surprise that Latin America has it’s own version of the carnival that is held in Barranquilla,...

Colombia Festivo Calendar 2017

National holidays in Colombia are known as “festivos” or “festivo days”. There are twenty this year in 2017, so it’s worth knowing when they are. On festivos, most schools, banks, and offices are closed, and here at Colombia Immersion we...

8 Colombian Snacks You Need to Try

Colombia has a thriving snacking culture, and mouth watering options await you on every corner. From the fruit-rickshaw drivers that tout their produce along the roadway, to the street-meat vendors that fry until the early hours of the morning, there’s always...

A Visitor’s Guide to Colombia’s Natural Regions

  Due to massive differences in climate and geographical characteristics, Colombia is divided into five natural regions: the Andes, Caribbean, Orinoquia, Pacifico and the Islands, and Amazonian. In this post, we’ll give you a short overview, including some...

Workaway Host of the Month

 Workaway Host of the Month Have you ever wondered how long-term travelers finance their trips? Or, how to escape the tourist bubble and get involved? Travel is less expensive than you think! Travelers can save, stretching their funds, largely thanks to organizations...
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