Colombia’s Giro Heroes

What made this country’s top cyclists who they are today? What are their strengths and weaknesses?   Nairo Quintana: Movistar The son of campesinos from Boyacá is...

A Walk On The Wild Side

As Colombia’s Fetish Festival approaches, Fred Ellis delves into the cities’ BDSM scene... It’s 18:30 on Saturday night and I’m a little afraid.  My hand...

Common Errors

Spanish and English have a lot of similarities, but also some major differences - especially in the way we use certain tenses and express...

Nigeria’s Lost Girls

Extremist group Boko Haram have caused international outrage after the kidnap of 200 schoolgirls. Nigeria is experiencing a period of rapid economic growth at the...

Colombian Ship Smuggles To Scotland

A VESSEL travelling from Colombia has been detained off the Scottish coast after a huge stash of cocaine was found by Border Force agents. Police...

Bargains In Bogotá, vintage shopping

Becky Adler explores what vintage second-hand style Marly has to offer Like many expats, I’ve found that living in a different country makes you miss...

Colombia Pro Cycling

Twenty five years ago Café de Colombia, sponsored by the coffee farmers federation in Colombia, was a well-respected team on the professional circuit. They...

Ayahuasca: Is It Worth The Risk?

The Bogotá Post takes a look at Ayahuasca  and yagé - a growing trend among tourists in South America. A traditional plant mixture used by...

Santa Fe Fail To Live Up To Expectations, Coach Gutierrez Resigns

Independiente Santa Fe started the league with a great run of games under the leadership of Omar Perez and Wilder Medina, but the side...

Get The Gear

If you’re interested in discovering your kinky side, you’re going to need some stuff.  Clothes, toys...all of these are available in Bogotá's veritable plethora...

A Tale Of Two Restaurants

Cacio y Pepe Carrera 11a # 89-38 Reservas: 6447766 Not for those with a light wallet, but definitely worth splashing out on, this is the swanky new...

Happy Birthday Gringo Tuesdays

La Villa’s Gringo Tuesdays celebrated their 3rd Birthday this month, with hundreds of revellers gathering to join in the fun. Travis Crockett, the man behind...

Election Ceasefire

COLOMBIA'S TWO largest rebel groups, the FARC and ELN, have announced independent ceasefires to last throughout the country’s upcoming presidential election period. The groups’...

Colombia: Eco-Tourism Prize

Colombia has been chosen as the best eco-tourism destination in the World Travel Fair held in Shanghai, an event that brought together over 550...

Hovercrafts Combatting Insurgency

BRITISH hovercrafts are to be used in the Amazon to help Colombian military combat drug traffickers and rebel forces. The first of the Grifton 2000...

Who’s Who: Presidential Elections 2014

As the 2014 presidential elections come ever closer, Marion Sharples takes a look at each of the five candidates and their electoral promises.     Candidate Juan Manuel...