paradise

Paradise

Andrei Konchalovsky’s latest creation, Paradise, is not exactly a crowd pleaser, but it definitely offers a new way of retelling World War II.
Gael García Bernal, Desierto

Desierto

Mexican writer-director Jonás Cuarón brings us on a roller coaster ride in Desierto.
Estéreo Picnic 2017

Today’s the day the big names come to the Festival Estéreo...

One of the capital’s biggest events, Festival Estéreo Picnic, is just around the corner. This year, The Strokes head the line-up, with stellar support from plenty of renowned international names. Oli Pritchard and Linda Gómez give you everything you need to know for the festival and catch up with some of the Colombian acts preparing to turn up the volume for their appearance at the eighth edition.
The Rolling Ruanas

Rolling Ruanas take centre stage

The Rolling Ruanas manage to seamlessly mix carranga with rock. Ángela Forero-Aponte meets the poncho-clad foursome who take on classics like ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ or ‘Paint it Black’ on traditional Colombian instruments.
Bogotá brunch

Bogotá Brunch

Whether you have countless stories to chat about from the night, week or month before, fancy a catch up with friends or you are just really hungry, brunch is the new buzzword in Bogotá. Laura Sharkey has the lowdown on where to get the best not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch in the city.
FICCI 57

Get on your FICCI

Cartagena’s International Film Festival celebrates its 57th edition from March 1-6. As the Caribbean city prepares itself to welcome film lovers from around the world, Jazid Contreras gives an overview of the main events and films to watch out for.
Estéreo Picnic 2017

Estéreo Picnic 2017 local lads and ladies

Estéreo Picnic 2017 promises to bring everything to the table. Oli Pritchard and Linda Gómez caught up with some of the national bands preparing to turn up the volume for their appearance at the eighth edition.
Ask Jazid, dar papaya

Dar papaya leaves a bitter taste

What is it with Colombians and this idea of dar papaya? In Jazid Contreras’s second agony uncle column, he takes a look at this puzzling aspect of life here.
Mesa Franca

Mesa Franca

Colombian cuisine has so much more to offer than arepas and empanadas, as Victoria Robey finds out when she visits a new Chapinero restaurant that is taking the country’s food to new heights.
Hell or high water

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water, the story of a brother's incredible plan to save the family ranch in true western style. There is something hatefully likeable...

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Estéreo Picnic 2017

Estéreo Picnic 2017, Damp but not Dampened

Estéreo Picnic 2017 revellers were delighted by the performances and undeterred by the rain, as Linda Gómez discovered.
Hiking Bogotá, Quebrada Las Delicias, Quebrada La Vieja, Bogotá´s Mountain trails

Hiking Bogotá: The hills are alive with the sound of walkers!

Having a huge forest reserve right on the edge of the city makes for some excellent hill walking. Gerald Barr is on hand with a guide to hiking Bogotá mountain trails.
Festival Estéreo Picnic

Festival Estéreo Picnic: A day to remember

Linda Gómez is at the second day of the Festival Estéreo Picnic, the attendees braved mud, rain, anxiety and despair, as they waited for the band that for many perhaps had been their motivation for buying the ticket: The Strokes.
La Niña

La Niña: Life after war

La Niña is a new series which follows the life of a woman trying to escape her past as a guerrilla fighter in a fitting story for Colombia’s current situation. Jazid Contreras speaks to director Rodrigo Triana.
Santa Fe

A portrait of Santa Fe

Once a prestigious district, home to poets, intellectuals, traders and merchants, Santa Fe is now a red light zone, home instead to strip clubs, sex workers and brothels. Fayida Jailler speaks to two artists who are working to capture the realities of Santa Fe, an area that has become synonymous with sex.
trust in Colombia, Colombia peace process

Making Colombians trust again

If you’ve lived in Colombia long enough, you will have heard locals say that you can’t trust anyone here and that you need to be cautious (no des papaya!). Veronika Hoelker and Julia Lledín examine the importance of trust and confidence-building measures in the post-agreement phase.

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