There are so many delicious things to try when in Colombia. It is important to fast on the plane and then hit the ground running once you land. And though there is an emphasis on starchier dishes, there is also a wide assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, some which can only be found in this area, so you will want to take advantage of them when you have a chance.
Some of the more unusual fruits to try include mangostine, which looks a little bit like garlic, but tastes like a lychee; uchuva, made into sauces and baked goods and similar to the caper berry; lulada, a kiwi-like fruit only grown in Columbia and Ecuador; and, lastly, though the list can go on, the granadilla, which might remind you of passion fruit. Any and all of these can usually be found in fresh juices. This is the first food to try in Colombia. The variety and freshness of these juices is astounding, especially for someone coming from an upper North American palette. Once you are properly hydrated, seek out the following local fare, readily available in Bogota.
This culinary term means different things in different countries, but, in Colombia, it will get you a fruit smoothie made with chunks of fruit mixed with soda water. It is refreshing and offers a little more variety than straight juice.
This dish of rice, vegetables and pork is prepared inside of the pig. The flavors mesh together perfectly.
Colombia and its regions have a different take on the tamale. In Bogota, you will find the santafereno, which will have any variety of meat in it, as well as carrots, potatoes and chickpeas.
Arroz con Coco
For dessert, try a simple rice pudding made with coconut milk, raisins and sugar. A perfect end to the day.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.