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Colombia

Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia: 

The name “Colombia” is derived from the last name of Christopher Columbus (Italian: Cristoforo Colombo, Spanish: Cristóbal Colón). It was conceived by the Venezuelan revolutionary Francisco de Miranda as a reference to all the New World, but especially to those portions under Spanish and Portuguese rule. The name was later adopted by the Republic of Colombia of 1819, formed from the territories of the old Viceroyalty of New Granada (modern-day Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, and northwest Brazil).

When Venezuela, Ecuador and Cundinamarca came to exist as independent states, the former Department of Cundinamarca adopted the name “Republic of New Granada”. New Granada officially changed its name in 1858 to the Granadine Confederation. In 1863 the name was again changed, this time to United States of Colombia, before finally adopting its present name – the Republic of Colombia – in 1886.[18]

To refer to this country, the Colombian government uses the terms Colombia and República de Colombia.

Travel to Colombia

A travel advice and a travel guide to Colombia, featuring up-to-date information on attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, travel tips and more.

 

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Trekking Ciudad Perdida: Colombia's Lost City

The Ciudad Perdida trek to the lost city was one of the adventures I was most looking forward to whilst traveling in South America. It is like a more raw form of Machu...

Atardecer inolvidable en el desierto Guajiro

Cuando pienso en el desierto, cualquier desierto, me imagino un lugar árido y hostil donde los pies se hunden en la arena y el insoportable calor provoca sed, pero...

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What happens when you take a year off?

" Don`t do it! Under any circumstances don`t! It is bad! You will loose your balance, your motivation and probably you will never go to school again." –...

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Piedra del Peñol

To the boy that climbed 740 steps up a rock face, carried my board up a volcano, helped with my trekkers pack, picked mango out of my teeth, kept me warm, and never lost...

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Mi bautizo como mochilera

Tras un montón de años de vida en búsqueda de un compañero de aventuras, de alguien que quisiera acampar y embarrarse las botas, lo encontré. Era Rodrigo, él, mi...

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Visa para un sueño

Ya llevaba un año en Bogotá desde mi regreso del viaje por Sur América, y me removía las entrañas un agobiante desespero por salir de la rutina y embarcarme en una...

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Santuario de Nuestra Señora de las Lajas

El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de las Lajas se encuentra en Ipiales al sur de Colombia. La leyenda dice que en 1754, una indígena de la región iba caminando por la...

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El mar en el Cabo de la Vela

Esta fotografía fue tomada en el Cabo de la Vela, un lugar alejado en La Guajira al norte de Colombia, donde colindan el Océano Atlántico con el desierto. El mar en...

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La decisión más arrebatada y paradojicamente la más sensata

El principio de los relatos de mi blog comienza con un sueño, uno que he compartido en palabras con una cantidad inimaginable de personas de las cuales muy pocas se han...

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Colombia, explosives, and motorcycling indoors

Arriving at the small town of Salento, 4 hours north of Cali, the atmosphere shifts from city and graffiti, to mountains and meditation. This colonial jewel in the...

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