Dr.Harper on Neurosplasticity: “It takes a village to build a brain”

The occupational therapist Dr. Julia Harper comes to Bogotá to offer advice to parents and educators on how to nurture and inspire developing minds.

Chapinero keeps on getting trendier with new venues and some familiar faces

Innovative foodies, eco-chefs and a gallery invasion is changing the face of Chapinero.

Colombia’s flag to be raised in Tour de France in honor of nation’s Independence.

As Colombia's cyclists endure the alpine stage of the Tour de France, the nation's flag will be raised in honor of the country's 207th Independence Day.

El Bembé: Stepping into Bogotá’s salsa scene

Looking for some salsa in your life? Break with monotony and transport yourself to a place that feels surreal. A night at El Bembé, perhaps?

Yellow Fever outbreak in Brazil puts Colombia on the offensive

Health authorities across the region fear a major outbreak of Yellow Fever. If traveling in Colombia, best be prepared.

Verdi: Weaving natural fique fibres into works of enduring design

Preserving the essence of its country of origin, Verdi is a family business transforming fique from a small town of weavers in Santander into works of unique design.

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.

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