Who is Fernando Botero?

Fernando Botero is arguably Colombia’s most famous painter and sculptor and its greatest gift to the art world. His creations are on display all over the world and especially in his hometown of Medellín National treasure Fernando Botero was born in 1932 […]

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Life in a Medellín Barrio

I have an intimate knowledge of life in an old Medellín barrio through my extended family. I’ll try to describe what it’s like, but let’s be clear that this isn’t a critical point of view, just observations. The House The house is […]

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The Virgin Appeared to Me in Sabaneta!

I’m an avid walker, and I almost always discover something new on my walks. As I strolled up from the lowest part of Sabaneta, I saw a huge white virgin high up on a mountain at the end of the street and […]

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Restaurant Review: Cuernavaca

As lovers of authentic Mexican food, we were eager to try Cuernavaca’s new location, a two story restaurant at one corner of the Parque de Envigado. It was packed all during the local festival which boded well, or so we thought… Cuernavaca’s […]

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Restaurant Review: Otraparte

El Café de Otraparte in Envigado, Antioquia is a long time famous place for locals, and it turns out the excellent food is part of the attraction! Otraparte, a vast garden patio restaurant, is behind and part of the Casa Museo Otraparte, […]

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Restaurant Review: Emiliano La Taquería

If you’ve ever had authentic Mexican food, you know what to look for, and in Medellín you’ll find it at one of the Emiliano La Taquería locations We visited the new location at the Viva Envigado shopping center. Even the simple decoration […]

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Restaurant Review: Sabor Llanero

If you like meat, the best here is arguably Llanero-style. Colombia’s llanos, or plains, are on the east side of the Andes, where the cows can grow fat and not muscular from climbing steep hills! Sabor Llanero is the subject of our […]

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