Trying Colombian Tejo: Why Your Vacation Should Include Playing This Explosive Sport

When we decided on Colombia as a destination, one of the first things that we did was watch Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” for Colombia.  After that, we immediately knew that we wanted to try a round of tejo (a much more exciting and fun version of cornhole because instead of tossing bean bags towards boards with holes in them, you throw these heavy disks at a box full of clay and gunpowder).   The sights, the sounds, the smells-- explosive! We knew that tejo was definitely a game for our adventurous souls. Our first step upon arriving in Bogota was…

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10 Best Street Foods To Try in Bogota, Colombia

Colombian Street Food 1. Colombian Hot Chocolate and Cheese:  A mug full of rich hot chocolate served with a salty cube of white cheese.  “Chocolate Completo” adds bread as well to make it a complete breakfast. And, as weird as this sounds, you should dunk the cheese in your hot chocolate.  The idea is that you wait until the cheese is melty and gooey and then you scoop it out of your mug. The mixture is a salty and sweet combination that is unlike anything else.  A must try!           2. Obleas are a sweet…

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A Perfect Weekend in Bogota, Colombia: Free and Cheap Activities for Two Days in the Capital City

Saturday, Day 1:  First head to the Botero Museum. Located right in downtown Candelaria, this free museum is a great place to start. There are over 100 works by Colombian artist Fernando Botero, as well as many other interesting painting and sculptures to peruse. We loved the larger-than-life Botero paintings, and spent about 30 minutes strolling through the place. For a bonus, it’s a beautiful building with a good view from the second floor too; from the second floor you can see a beautiful garden courtyard, and you can even see Mount Monserrate off in the distance. The museum…

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