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@radiobrendan We’ve written here before that you can never become too relaxed going about your daily business in Colombia. Let the guard down briefly in terms of watching your personal belongings and there’s a high chance somebody will be on hand to take advantage.(...)

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@radiobrendan Exciting times out there. A middle-class revolution (of sorts) is in the Bogotá air. You see there was a time when those of a perceived certain standing in these parts wouldn’t be seen dead in what would be considered a more ‘normal’(...)

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@radiobrendan Being brutally honest, of the few remaining Colombian departments we’ve yet to visit, San Andrés rated as the least important. OK, there are worse things you could do than chill out on a small tropical island in the Caribbean, but we’ve been there(...)

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@radiobrendan When it comes to nearby escapes from the madness of Bogotá, we’re not stuck for options. There’s Choachí, Giradot, La Vega, Melgar, Pandi, Tobia and Villeta to name just some of the places we’re familiar with. Each of those differ in terms of(...)

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@radiobrendan When it comes to beer drinking in Colombia, the market is dominated by the bog-standard Bavaria beers. The nation’s tipple of choice is generally a Poker, Aguila or Costeña, with some opting for the more ‘upmarket’ Club Colombia. They’re far(...)

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@radiobrendan After eight years of the good, the bad and the ugly with Juan Manuel Santos, next year the Colombian electorate will vote for a new president. There’s still a bit to go before we know the, um, range of candidates on the actual ballot paper, but there are a few(...)

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@radiobrendan In a similar fashion to our Bogotá ‘bull’ report a few weeks back, the following is the original script of our latest report for RTÉ’s World Report, this time on the growing number of Venezuelans entering and staying in Colombia. You can listen(...)

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@radiobrendan As we’ve mentioned before here, Colombia’s popularity as a tourist destination has never been higher. The country is very much in fashion, not just among backpacking types but for a range of tourists. In many ways, it could be argued, we’re just at(...)

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@radiobrendan We’ve a slightly different approach to things with this post. Below is the script of a report we did for Ireland’s state broadcaster RTÉ on the recent return of bullfighting to Bogotá. So for English-language learners, you can listen to the report on(...)

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