You’ve got to hand it to The New York Times, when they spend 36 hours in a place, they really squeeze the most out of every minute. Their whirlwind visit to Bogota is no exception. This article gives you some great pointers for discovering the Colombian capital’s most exciting cafes, restaurants, museums and more. When you’re ready to go, remember LAN / LATAM Airlines Group offers daily flights from Miami, and connections to 23 domestic destinations in Colombia.
Winners of our Colombia Green and Gold sweepstakes, Tom L. and Mary A. are back from their trip to Colombia with rave reviews.
“The arrangements and accommodations were excellent, the guides knowledgeable and personable, and the itinerary flowed smoothly and effectively. It was a terrific vacation for us – educational, entertaining and very enjoyable. All around, a truly pleasurable week in a beautiful and friendly country.” they write.
Tom and Mary report some of the highlights included visiting Bogota’s Monserrate in the evening, a coffee tasting while touring the Museo del Oro and a mountain hike and boat trip in Tayrona National Park. Check out some of their photos from the trip.
by Michaela Trimble
Rio de Janeiro rightfully wears the title of cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city), as it’s the epicenter of Brazilian culture and soul. Part city, part sprawling jungle, Rio is a maze of spiraling hills, each containing a different neighborhood with its own distinct charm. With a direct flight on TAM Airlines from the US, you are transplanted into a tropical paradise, where samba, caipirinhas and acai are king in mere hours. Here’s how you can experience Rio de Janeiro in just three short days.
Chilean poet Pablo Neruda once wrote in Ode to Valparaiso, “Valparaiso, how absurd you are, what a lunatic, crazy port,” perfectly summing up the aesthetic of this quirky city by the sea. Ravaged by fire and earthquakes through much of its history, Valparaiso has thrived in the face of adversity, all the while developing a culture unique from the rest of Chile. A feast for the eyes and stomach, nowhere is this more evident than the cuisine. Let’s take a look at a few dishes that make Valparaiso the perfect destination for foodies from around the globe.
Since the mid-1980s, Chile has solidified itself in the International wine community as a country that not only produces exceptional varietals but does so at an affordable price point. A social country built on the backbone of good wine and good conversation, here’s a brief overview of Chile’s vast wine regions, as well as the profiles you must try when you’re there.
Photo Credit: Steven Depolo