The Best of Candelaria

by Derek Comba The Best Panadería I pretty much live here. You can almost always find fresh bread here at any time of the day. I love this panadería and you can find me here almost every day, sometimes multiple times a day. My go-to order is a bread roll filled with arequipe and a … Continue reading The Best of Candelaria


Bogota Graffiti Tour

by Christopher Gordon Over Semana Santa, Barbara and I went to Bogota for a few days. One of my favorite parts of the trip was the Bogota graffiti tour. We were taken on a walking tour of the barrio Candelaria, where we were staying. Over the course of the two-hour tour our guide explained all … Continue reading Bogota Graffiti Tour

The Best of Campo de La Cruz

By Jimmy Everett It is no secret that I love my pueblo that the people here so lovingly call “Campo lindo Campito”, and now it’s my chance to explain why you should love it too (and come visit!). Fine Dining Whether you are looking for ice cream or Chinese food, salchipapas or milkshakes, Campo is … Continue reading The Best of Campo de La Cruz

Photo Essay: Partial Tour of Antioquia

by Sammy Quezada During this holiday break I had the opportunity to visit several cities in the department of Antioquia. Medellín served as the launching point to Jardín and Jericó, both of which are in southwest Antioquia. From there, I traveled North to Santa Fe de Antioquia, which was an early colonial city, the original … Continue reading Photo Essay: Partial Tour of Antioquia

The Best of Santo Tomas

By Alex Torres Santo Tomas is a peri-urban pueblo outside the city on the south eastern side of the Atlántico department. It takes about 50 minutes to get from the center of Barranquilla to Santo Tomas, and is about 25 minutes south of the airport. Santo Tomas has roughly 35,000 people, most who have jobs … Continue reading The Best of Santo Tomas

Best of Usiacurí

By Samuel Quezada Wedged between the more populated municipios of Baranoa and Sabanalarga, Usiacurí brags tranquility with its population of roughly fourteen thousand people. The name comes from two different indigenous tribal leaders named Usia and Curí. Put them together and bam! You get Usiacurí. At one point in time, it was known as a … Continue reading Best of Usiacurí

At the Show: Concert Review

By Christopher Gordon A Night of Colombian Indie Rock September 18, 2015 I went to the Barranquilla Indie Rock Music Festival at El Callejón, located on Cra 43 and Calle 70. It was a cool outdoor bar with a big stage. For some reason it was sponsored by Budweiser and not a Colombian brand. The thing … Continue reading At the Show: Concert Review

Illustrating Salento

By Sarah Shaw Drawing scenes from my daily life in Colombia has given me the opportunity to really observe my surroundings, slow down and reflect. A few weeks ago, I ventured to Salento, a small town in Colombia's Coffee Triangle. Surrounded by lush vegetation, patterned houses, and sprawling mountains, I knew this environment would inspire … Continue reading Illustrating Salento

“Travelling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

By Aara Johnson [A high five for Medellín!] One could argue that traveling is already hardwired into our minds as PCVs. We decide to leave our country to live in another for two years. Yet, after a while our sites become the normalcy from which some of us desire to escape. This is where one of … Continue reading “Travelling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”