Peru Spanish Language

18 Examples of the Finest Peruvian Slang

18 Examples of the Finest Peruvian Slang

Nothing will earn you more kudos with Peruvians than knowing and using some of their most typical slang words during your trip.

Whether travelling in Peru for just a few days, or staying there for months on end, you’ll benefit from knowing some of...

Colombia History Politics

A Short History of the Colombian Conflict

A Short History of the Colombian Conflict

For all its excellent travel opportunities, then is no denying that Colombia is a country with a turbulent past. The violent conflict which has blighted the country over the past five decades has undoubtedly left its mark on the culture and outlook of its...

Colombia culture History

8 Great Books on Colombia

8 Great Books on Colombia

The best way to gain a flavor of Colombia’s culture, language, and history is to read some of the rich literature written by Colombian authors or set in the country. Below we present a few of the best books we highly recommend you read before you...

Colombia History Politics

The Rise and Fall of Pablo Escobar

The Rise and Fall of Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar was the most notorious figure of one the darker periods of Colombia’s recent political history. Though he started out as a petty thief and small time dealer in the city of Envigado, just outside Medellin, he later was to become one of the...

Spanish Language

Survival Spanish for Travelers

Survival Spanish for Travelers

Before heading off to Latin America, we highly recommended that you master at least a few bits of basic Spanish to help make your life much easier as a tourist there. Below are a few key phrases and bits of vocab to get you started; for more advanced...

Colombia Food & Drink culture

Colombian Food and Drink

Colombian Food and Drink

The marked differences between the various regions of Colombia are reflected in the country's gastronomic offering. Dishes which are widely available and regularly eaten, for example, in Cudinamarca (the province containing the capital, Bogota) may be...

Colombia Festivals culture

Christmas Celebrations in Colombia

Christmas Celebrations in Colombia

Few countries celebrate the holiday season with as much gusto as they do in Colombia. December is basically a byword for drinking, eating, dancing and celebrating. So much do Colombians enjoy this time of year that they will excitedly tell you that...