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Colombia, 2nd
     

Colombia, 2nd

by Sarah Woods
 

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With its jagged, volcanic peaks; sands of gold, black and silver; palm-trimmed Pacific and Caribbean coastlines; tufted fields of coffee; dense jungles, snow-capped mountains and idyllic islands; numerous indigenous cultures and exciting buzzing cities, Colombia is ‘ten countries in one’: a diverse and little-explored succession of eye-popping

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With its jagged, volcanic peaks; sands of gold, black and silver; palm-trimmed Pacific and Caribbean coastlines; tufted fields of coffee; dense jungles, snow-capped mountains and idyllic islands; numerous indigenous cultures and exciting buzzing cities, Colombia is ‘ten countries in one’: a diverse and little-explored succession of eye-popping geological highlights on one of Latin America’s most varied terrains. Now in its second edition Bradt’s Colombia enchants flora and fauna fanatics and provides plenty of first-hand insight into striking colonial cities, rainforests, beaches, historic villages, and secret gems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841623641
Publisher:
Bradt Publications UK
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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‘Colombians have an irrepressible love of humor and joking – a sense of fun that bubbles up in all aspects of everyday life. Although Colombian television doesn’t boast a comedy tradition like Mexico or Spain, joking around is very much part of the national psyche. Expect strangers to share their witticisms, jokes to be scrawled on walls and serious amounts of silliness. Dubbed American comedies, known locally as enlatados (meaning ‘canned’ as in canned food), satisfy the Colombian need for a giggle. During the late 1990s, Colombian comedian Jose Ordonez became a national celebrity by setting a world record for spending the longest time telling jokes on the radio. Other popular comedic talents include Andres Lopez Forero, Martin de Francisco and Santiago Moure along with Jaime Garzon who died in 1999.’

Meet the Author

Sarah Woods writes regularly for newspapers, magazines and online publications about her experience of Latin America. She is the author of nine guidebooks, including Bradt’s Panama, which won the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Best Guide Book Award in 2005.

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