By Robin Finley. Photos Courtesy of ACI One of the most symbolic elements of modern day Paisa life is the journey to the finca. Work stops and relaxation begins along this voyage to escape city life; it is a special time for family and friends in the comfort of a mountainous getaway home. Fincas come in all shapes and sizes, from [...]
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By Robin Finley. Photography Carlos Valencia Cocorna is a pueblo with a wounded past; locals once dubbed it The House of the Guerillas. But ten years have passed since rebel groups were ousted from the region, and the incredible change currently underway in this small mountain town is indicative of the greater transformation taking place across Colombia.
By Tatiana Gomez. Illustrations by Freddy Leal Myths and legends are an indispensable part of Colombian heritage and culture. Our ancestors were raised with stories of traditional folklore characters, which had great influence over their actions in everyday life. You’ve probably heard of some popular myths and legends, but do you know the stories behind them? Myth#1: Madre Monte The [...]
By Camilla Pease-Watkin. Photos by Lighten Up And Shoot Stepping off the bus in the mountain village of El Retiro on the Eastern side of the Antioquian department is like diving into the pages of a novel by legendary Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez… only with way more pigeons. Set among lush rolling hills speckled with horse paddocks, just 32 kilometers up [...]
Next month’s pueblo snapshot is Betulia, a tiny town about 5 to 6 hours from Medellin to the west. It doesn’t get farther west than this before you are hit a massive wall of jungle and then there is nothing. This is the video montage of this tiny Antioquena pueblo. advertise
If Valdivia is known to locals as “The Capitol of the Mountains”, then “The Land of the Constant Vallenato” would be a close second. (Vallenato is the popular folk music here in Colombia and it is the constant soundtrack to Valdivia). Located some four hours north of Medellin, local friends of The Arepa said we were crazy to go to [...]