Colombia Preview

I came back from Colombia on Tuesday evening to a cold but fresh Chicago. The cool air actually felt good. Clean. Thin. A far cry from the thick, sticky humidity of the Colombian coast. I’m covered in mosquito bites that I can’t stop itching, and I apparently still smell of the coconut oil rubbed all over my skin and hair just a few days ago on the beach in Taganga.

I’m still working on sorting through my photos (and videos!), but I thought I’d share a couple of the fabulous meals I had in Colombia. The fish was out of this world (and cheap!), and I’m sad to say I did not get a picture of any of the arepas I feasted on in the streets. Or empanadas. My favorite part of being in Colombia was the fresh tropical fruit. Mangos, pineapples, papayas… and those are just the fruits for which I know the English translation. There are all kinds of other crazy fruits that people sell – cut up for you in easy to eat pieces – and I have no idea what they were. Still, mango is my favorite, and I ate it every single day. Once it came dusted with salt, pepper, and lime juice. Seriously delicious.

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  1. Hi there. My husband and I are living here in Bogotá. Nice to know that you were able to come visit this wonderful country. Too many are afraid to come due to the bad rep we have. But glad to know you both came and left without many scars. Just mosquito bites. jajaja Your pics are great. I wish we could see more. There are so many beautiful things about Colombia but one of the best things is the food and its variety. You all got to taste some food from some of the best parts of the world. Which is why my husband and I started our blog as well sharing American & Colombian food. The chocolate con queso looks delish. Is that mojarra frita (the fried fish)? If so, it’s mouth water. My husband orders it all the time. Hope you all can return.

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