Fending off the EPS octopus one wonky toe at a time

Writer Steve Hide follows the paper trail of his EPS in Colombia and offers us an inside guide on how to best deal with this bureaucratic octopus.
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Atlético Nacional win FIFA Fair Play award for response to Chapecoense tragedy

At its gala award ceremony, football's governing body recognized the Medellín team for its compassionate response.

A front row seat to the fiestas of Colombia

It’s all fun and dance from January to mid year as Colombia rolls out its exhaustive fiesta calendar. Take your pick on which party suits you best.

Teaching English in Colombia: “That’s just the way it is”

While teachers provide the tools to learn a foreign language, the English language is full of pitfalls for even the most tested of linguists.

A Colombian story: The road to San Roque

A detour on an Antioquian road reveals a region suspicious of outsiders, yet willing to guide you out of darkness.

Cider makers find a market in Bogotá

While Europeans have long been drinking cider in pubs, the sweet apple-based delight is only now catching on in Colombia due to the hard work of a few pioneers.
Colombia's snow-capped mountains. (Photo by Augusto Serna)

At altitude destinations, into Colombia’s thin air

Colombia's capital and several destinations are so high up in the mountains that visitors may need to take a few extra breaths.

Don’t just retire in Colombia, ‘relive’ here

Vivenza offers comfortable retirement options for seniors interested in living the good life just a few miles from Colombia's capital.
Outdoor extreme sports in Colombia

Colombia enters the ‘age of the expat’

Between entrepreneurs and retirees, Colombia is booming with expats who seek a high quality of life at an affordable cost compared to home.
A memorial to Jack Greenwell in his hometown in England

Remembering Jack Greenwell, key forgotten figure of Bogotá football

All but forgotten in Bogotá, the town of his death, football coach Jack Greenwell finally got the recognition he deserves in his hometown.

From the cradle to raising bilingual children in Colombia

Being a parent in a foreign land offers benefits such as hearing your children speak in tongues. Being bilingual in childhood changes brains forever.

The Oxford – Manizales connection of “town versus gown”

The “town versus gown” culture of university cities has paired Oxford with Manizales. Here, a tale of two cities united by higher education.

Colombia’s panela artisans make life that much sweeter

In many regions of Colombia, the process of panela-making has remained unchanged since the days of the Spanish conquest.

John Lundin journeys to the “heart of things” in the Sierra Nevada de Santa...

Novelist John Lundin's Journey to the Heart of the World has been published and receiving its share of acclaim from critics and environmentalists.

Pajón, Ibargüen, Figueroa lead Colombia to best Olympic performance in history

With golds for Pajón, Ibargüen, and Figeroa, Rio was the best Olympics in Colombia's history.

My scariest moment in Medellín

From the battleground of Iraq to the Texas outback, Ann Bush thought she had lived it all, until hitting the streets of Medellín.

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