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Destinos: In Search Of A Horse With No Name In The Tatacoa Desert, Colombia

By Joanna Marracelli

[Laurent Lhomond]

[Laurent Lhomond]

If you’ve been keeping up with my Travel pieces in Colombia, you undoubtedly have realized by now just how richly diverse this country is.  From the sipping coco locos at the beach in the Caribbean Sea  to piranha fishing in the Amazon jungle  to discovering how coffee is made in the Colombian mountains, this country has an infinite number of different landscapes. But even I was surprised to learn that Colombia also has its very own desert.  We’re not talking Sahara here or even Sonoran desert.  The Tatacoa Desert is relatively small, occupying a space of just 330 square kilometers.  It’s a semi-arid desert and a tropical dry forest all in one, which means it isn’t as dry as what you picture when you think of a normal, arid desert.  Rain falls here and diverse flora and fauna thrive here.  They have adapted to the high temperature, low humid, dry environment and in addition to the large cacti and spectacular colors found here, it is what helps shape this place and make it so unique.

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HBH | Santiago, Chile [Patrick Hieger]

HBH | Santiago, Chile [Patrick Hieger]

These Are The Countries That Cook The Most And The Least [FWx]
7 Lugares Que Muestra Que Lima Es El Sueño De Cualquier Lector [Espacio 360]
Your Guide To Fine Dining In Santiago [DOTW]
Gastón Acurio: Nuestro Padre, El Rímac [Peru 21]
El Cronista De La Revolución [Qué Pasa]
Dize-me Que Tipo De Capim Comes [Paladar]
Fifty Chefs And Their Hands [Another]
Elite Traveler’s 100 Best Restaurants In The World [Fine Dining Lovers]
Concha Y Toro’s New Wine Research Centre Set To Benefit Wine Industry Throughout Chile [Harper’s]

Destinos: Redefining Time In Jardín, Colombia

By Joanna Marracelli

[Laurent Lhomond]

[Laurent Lhomond]

One of my favorite things about traveling in Colombia is the impression that time has come to a standstill.  In our modern world filled with notifications, constant updates and the ability to message anyone anywhere in the world at any time of the day, instant gratification has never been so easy.  We are connected more than ever and those connections indeed spread far and wide but yet they remain quite shallow.  Whiling away the day chatting over a cup of coffee is nearly absent, something only reserved for special occasions like getting together with an old, dear friend.  It’s become something we add to our calendars rather than a way of life. These opportunities for deep connections are often eschewed due to a perceived ‘lack of time’.  Our schedules are constantly filled up with things to do and even a real phone call can seem like another thing to add to the list.

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Coya | Miami, FL [Patrick Hieger]

Coya | Miami, FL [Patrick Hieger]

Tortas Vlady: Cliente Halló Cucaracha Dentro De Producto [El Comercio]
The Global March Of Malbec [The Real Argentina]
Wake Up And Smell The Into Coffee [Peru This Week]
Neighborhood Guide: Alternative Barrios Of Buenos Aires [Jacada]
City Guide: Buenos Aires [Saveur]
Craft Brewers Now Produce 1 Out Of Every 10 Beers Sold [Fortune]
Gift Of The Moon – Bane Of The Spanish: The Story Of Yerba Mate [NPR]
En Busca De La Proteína Perfecta [El País]
El Arte De Desenchufar [Eat Wine Blog]

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Darwin Brewing Co. | Bradenton, FL

Darwin Brewing Co. | Bradenton, FL

Pisco Chileno Ganó Importante Premio Internacional [Cooperativa]
Palm Oil Firms In Peru Plan To Clear 23,000 Hectares Of Primary Forest [The Guardian]
5 Maestros Cerveceros Debaten Sobre La Cerveza Verde En St. Patrick’s Day [Brotherwood]
Ocho Increíbles Avances Históricos Que Debemos A La Cerveza [ABC]
Argentina’s Latest Abodes [Departures]
Sun World Liberará Nuevas Variedades De Uva En Chile [Portal Fruticola]
Manq’a Deleita A Los Alteños Con Un Almuerzo Gourmet De Bs 12,50 [La Razón]
Step Back In Time: Mercado San Telmo [LAN]
Peru Es Considerado Mejor Destino Gastronómico En China [Apega]
Chile’s Cool Climate Wine Regions [Wine Enthusiast]

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Bacio Di Latte | São Paulo, Brazil [Laurent Lhomond]

Bacio Di Latte | São Paulo, Brazil [Laurent Lhomond]

Confirman Denominación de Origen Para Vinos Del Valle del Itata [Andes Wines]
The Rise of Argentine Cabernet Sauvignon [Decanter]
A Comer Pescado [Educación en Red]
Yes, Processed Food ‘Makes’ Us Fat [Forbes]
What To Eat For Breakfast In Each Latin American Country [Select Latin America]
5 Food Industry Jobs We Covet [Outside]
The 22 Richest Booze Billionaires In The World [Vine Pair]
The Big Fresh Food Con [The Independent]
These Are The Most Common Causes Of Food Poisoning [FWx]
Chef Virgilio Martínez Takes Peruvian Cuisine To New Heights [WSJ]

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La Fabbrica | Bogotá, Colombia

La Fabbrica | Bogotá, Colombia

Top 10 Islands – South America [Trip Advisor]
The World’s Next Big Wine Regions [Bloomberg]
Argentina and the Academy Awards: Best Foreign Film Nominations [LAN]
26 Bites Of Peru With Gastón Acurio [Fine Dining Lovers]
The Peruvian Protegé Of Gastón Acurio [Dining Out Miami]
How to Get From Ezeiza International Airport to Buenos Aires [Parrilla Tour]
Chile: Desert Revival [New Zealand Herald]
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Rio De Janeiro [Select Latin America]
Stop Adding Oil To Your Pasta [FWx]
AA Gill On The Hipsters Of Colombia [Sunday Times]

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Gordo | Bogotá, Colombia [Patrick Hieger]

Gordo | Bogotá, Colombia [Patrick Hieger]

Insider Profile: Daniela Bravin [Wine Enthusiast]
How Do School Lunches Around The World Look? [Bored Panda]
Customer Experience Lessons From A Brazilian Churrascaría [Forbes]
¿A Donde Se Nos Fue La Gastronomía? [El Trinche]
En Bolivia Se Consumen Al Menos 7 Especies En Peligro De Extincion [La Razón]
‘Florida Beertrip’, Cerveja Bem… [Topensando Em Viajar]
Zomato: La App Para Los Amantes De La Buena Mesa [CNN Chile]
Argentina For Export: Contemporary Cultural Heroes [The Real Argentina]
Films To Fuel Your Wanderlust This Year [Lonely Planet]