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Colombian drugs

November 16th 2014
Colombia, to most people, is still associated with drugs. Unfortunately. And much to the annoyance of the Colombians. Much like in my own country, many travellers come to Colombia to sample its drugs. In Holland the drug of choice is marijuana, here it is cocaine. Backpackers seem to want to stuff it up their nose for one reason or another. Now the thought of stuffing anything up my nose fills me ... read more
South America » Colombia » Quindío » Salento

Colombian Flag Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
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17th November 2014

Tango
The guy that cuts my hair Ralf, is from Colombia. I love to sit in the chair while he tells me about the beauty of his country. He also tells me of the pervading power of the drug cartels on the perception the rest of the World has...and he laments. Oh to tango like Laetitia (anor TBer)...oh to travel in Colombia as you are doing. Enjoy.
17th November 2014

Salsa
The dance of choice in Colombia is actually the salsa ;) Or so I have been told, and Cali seems to place where they have perfected it. My next destination... Don't hold your breath on seeing me performing any good salsa anytime soon though... I'm sure you will get to Colombia sooner or later and travel it better than I am doing now, and when you leave you will actually dance the salsa like a Calino.
18th November 2014

SALSA
OK I'll fess up Ralf. Please tell me more about this picture. Where did you take it? Was it an original, is it Colombian, whatever? Why do I want to know? I have a photo of this picture myself!!! It was taken at Camelot Lounge in Sydney (lots of camels)...our favourite World Music haunt. Next time I'm there for a gig I'd like to chat to the owner about it.
18th November 2014

Ha, ha, ha...
The picture actually does depict a couple dancing the tango ;) And I am sure you know all this already, and more about the picture than I do. Maybe we can exchange photos of this picture at one point.

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