Colombia

Tips and Articles in Colombia

Eating burgers in Bogotá, Colombia, isn’t as counterintuitive as it seems. Turns out, the city is going through an American food boom, with burgers, barbecue and bacon appearing on menus all over town. All burgers are not created equal, though, so...
What destination are you obsessed with right now? I was just in Cartagena—my current favorite place in the world. We’re converting a 14th-century monastery in the old town into what will be a beautiful new hotel, so I’ve been going back and for...
Lay of the Land Bocagrande: This narrow peninsula south of the old town draws visitors for its high-rise hotels and Caribbean beaches. El Centro: Largely unchanged since the 1600s, the heart of Cartagena is filled with palaces, churches, and...
Rotisserie Chicken: The seductive aroma of spit-roasted chicken has three food capitals in a spin. On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, at the new Rôtisserie Georgette, the juicy poulet rôti is matched with sublimely crunchy potatoes and flame-kissed l...
Monique Péan, Jewelry Designer Destination: Cartagena, Colombia Local Color: “I was struck by all the vibrantly painted Spanish-colonial buildings along Cartagena’s winding streets. It is an enchanting city.” Travel Ethos: “My father worked wit...
Stay Top among the city’s many new downtown properties is the 24-suite Anandá Hotel Boutique (doubles from $395), a quiet retreat in a restored Spanish-colonial building with carved-wood balconies and three breezy roof terraces. Eat At Restaura...
Liya Kebede: Model Liya Kebede isn’t just another pretty face. The Ethiopian-born mother of two, who lives in New York City, is a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization, and through her foundation (theliyakebedefoundation.org) she ...
When Brooklyn-based Dan Storper started making global music compilations to play in his Putumayo clothing and handicraft stores, he never dreamed that his hobby would develop into a record label known for introducing such artists as Oliver Mtukudz...
Sabratah, LibyaWHAT YOU'RE MISSING: Libya sees tourism as its next growth business. And why not?It has a thousand miles of Mediterranean coastline, as well as hundreds of Greek, Phoenician, and Roman ruins, of which the second-century B.C. amphith...
q. I keep hearing that Colombia is gorgeous and that the old city of Cartagena is stunning. But is the country safe?--M.S., Carlsbad, Calif.a. You're right, Cartagena does have incredible 19th-century architecture, great restaurants, and a livel...
The first time I went to Cartagena, back in 2003, I was taken straight from the airport to Restaurante la Vitrola, a convivial spot with potted palms and a dapper six-man Cuban band stationed by the door. It’s the Caribbean city’s unofficial clubh...
The road from Bogotá to Medellín cuts through the Colombian heartland—dropping down one spine of the Andes, crossing the Magdalena River valley, then climbing into the Andes again. In a couple of hundred miles, it passes sprawling cattle ranches, ...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Sports. It takes nerves of steel to ride India’s Wall of Death. In fact, it takes gumption just to watch cars and motorcycles swirling on the walls of a 30-foot diameter, near-vertical barrel. For the dr...
Mexico At midnight, those who hope to travel run in and out of the front door 12 times, suitcase in hand. Philippines Villagers bang loudly on pots and pans to drive out evil spirits. Brazil Clans who live on the coast jump seven waves and...