Category Archives: Colombia

Plaza de Toros – Bull Fighting

  Bull fighting was introduced to South America in the 16th Century with Colombia one of the most important countries, but more recently popularity for the ‘sport’ has decreased and due to an anti-bullfighting movement, only four cities in Colombia still practice bull fighting. Manizales is one of those cities… Being told to ring the bell… Continue Reading…

Colombia’s Orphans – The Emiliani Project

“My name is Gilbert,” he said in an impressive English. “I’m on a bag of coffee.” His face beamed as he said the last sentence and I reached out my hand to shake his. “Well, pleased to meet you Gilbert, “ I replied, honoured to be in this kid’s presence. “Your English is amazing,” I… Continue Reading…

Chiva Tour Cartagena

Chiva Tour Cartagena It was during my trip to Cartagena that I came across a novel way of utilising transport: on a Cartagena chiva bus tour. Originally known for transporting people around Colombia, these unique, colourful buses with a character of their own, now spend their nights (and days) transporting tourists around the old walled city… Continue Reading…