Colombia

LOOK: This River Is REAL

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Travel

If the continuing onslaught of cold, snow and general winter misery has caused you to forget how pretty rivers look when they're not frozen solid, we'...

Why Colombia's is the Next Economy to Watch

Peter Hall | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

Canadian investors are well-known in Colombia, particularly in the oil and gas sector. The crisis proved to be a setback to impressive investment activity, but it has since rebounded. Canadian direct investment in Colombia is now over 70 per cent higher than at the 2008 peak, at just under $1.8 billion.

Hunting Jayne: The end of Colombia, and the Most Amazing Swingset in the World, Ecuador

Philip Davidson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Alberta
Philip Davidson

The hunt to catch up with Jayne continues, but not before we encounter wheelies, thefts, many escorts and of course the most amazing swingset in the world.

Ultimateride, I Zig, you Zag: Phil and Kelly in Honda, Bogota and La Mesa, Colombia

Philip Davidson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Alberta
Philip Davidson

Sometimes part of spending time together, is spending time apart. After 14 months together, it appeared time to part ways. I wanted to head to Bogota to visit friends of my buddy Pacho and play some ultimate, and Jayne did not. Bogota is known to be cold, and Jayne wasn't interested.

Welcome to Ecuador

Jayne Davidson | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jayne Davidson

Gasoline in Ecuador is a fraction of the price it is in Colombia. If everywhere sold gasoline for $1.48 US a gallon, we'd be able to travel for a lot longer! It was strange going back to spending US dollars, but it does make stock piling them for our time in Argentina much easier.

The Ugliest City in the World: Pasto, Colombia

Jayne Davidson | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jayne Davidson

I have never been so glad to see such an ugly city appear in front of me...

Miracles and Salsa: Buga and Cali, Colombia

Jayne Davidson | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jayne Davidson

"I've got to work tonight, and I don't think my mum will be comfortable with strangers in the house." This was one of the first things Pipo, the couchsurfing host who had accepted our couch request in Buga, told us shortly after Tom and I arrived at his house.

Willies, Trout and Wax Palms: Salento, Colombia

Jayne Davidson | Posted 02.06.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jayne Davidson

As the road leading to the hot springs in Santa Rosa de Cabal turned to kilometers of dirt, I assured myself that it would be okay. I don't usually enjoy riding offroad, but this few kilometres of dirt was actually quite enjoyable, and I was all by myself. Maybe I'm actually getting more confident?

A Brief Reunion: Manizales, Colombia

Jayne Davidson | Posted 02.06.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jayne Davidson

Deciding to split up from Phil and Kelly happened very quickly, but it had been building up for a while.

The Girlfriend Interview

Jayne Davidson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jayne Davidson

We were sweltering in Cartagena. The hottest I've felt on this trip. We had to get out of that city. I looked a the map in the Couchsurfing app on my phone and sent a couple of couch requests to towns that looked a reasonable day's ride South. Alex in Monteria responded and invited us to come stay at his apartment.

Crossing the Darien Gap on a Crazy Horse

Philip Davidson | Posted 12.31.2013 | Canada Alberta
Philip Davidson

Crossing the Darien gap was a pleasure. Sure getting to this point was a touch stressful at times, but the actual voyage was a delight. Getting the bikes OFF the boat, however, was another story.

Ultimateride: A Tale of Trying to Leave Panama with two Motorbikes, by Boat

Philip Davidson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Philip Davidson

Crossing the Darien Gap isn't easy. There's no road, (I double checked) so you can't ride, thus the options are to fly or to sail. Flying costs about 700$ per bike, plus whatever it costs for you. There are many sailboats that take bikes, but they cost over 1000$. Each. To travel about 200 nautical miles.

Scenes From ColombiaModa 2013 [PHOTOS]

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

The ColombaModa 2013 (Colombia Fashion Week) official opening fashion show was that of Colombian designer Francesca Miranda who presented her Fall/Winter 2013 show with an ethereal ambience.

Silvia Tcherassi Presents at Colombia Moda 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

Inspired by the work of American artist Anne Truitt, Colombian designer Silvia Tcherassi presented a jaw-dropping 25 ensembles at the prestigious Museo de Arte Moderno Medellin (Museum of Modern Art of Medellin).

When Night Falls: Global Street Style at Colombia Fashion Week

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

*This is part of Ramp 1885's newest series, "Fashion Travelogue-Medellin Edition" where we personally highlight the runways of the city's fashion week...

Haider Ackermann Stuns at Colombia Moda 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.10.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

*This is part of Ramp 1885′s newest series, "Fashion Travelogue-Medellin Edition" where we personally highlight the runways of the city's fashion we...

The Hottest Global Street Style from Colombia Fashion Week 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

Ramp1885 is down south -- in South America that is -- for Colombia Moda 2013, Colombia's official fashion week held in magical Medellin. While running from one show to the next, we quickly made it a point to grab some shots of the fantastic street styles as donned by the Medellin's moda mavens.

SavvyMom Roundup: Talking with Toddlers and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Our crack team at City Hall wasn't all that caught my attention this week. Funny parenting videos, more viral ads from Kmart, technology in sports and a great bike for families, all the way from Denmark, made the list. Sorry Rob, you've had too much air time already.

Canadian Among Abductees In Colombia

CP | Cesar Garcia, The Associated Press | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Business

BOGOTA - Leftist rebels kidnapped five gold prospectors doing exploratory drilling for a Canadian company before dawn Friday in a northern province of...

Does the World Still Trust Canada?

Hassan Arif | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

In the space of a few years, the world's perception of Canada has changed dramatically. Under the Harper Conservatives, this country has become a climate change pariah and lost its reputation as a peace-keeper and honest broker. We need to return to an international role that emphasizes humanitarianism.

The Colombian Village I've Come to Know

Mathew Mulholland | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Travel
Mathew Mulholland

I am in a remote village on the Pacific coast of Colombia. One road leads in and out, extending as far as the next village. This is my second time here. A year ago, had I been told someone was shot, I would have panicked. This year, I brush it off.

Argentina, Bete Noire of the G20

Andrew Cooper | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Cooper

On top of the generalized global interest about Argentina's move to nationalize its largest energy company YPF, the majority owner of which had been the Spanish energy company Repsol, there is a special local twist as the Mexican President Felipe Calderón has been particularly critical of Argentina's move calling it "very regrettable."

The Most Awkward Beach Walk Ever?

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

Oh, Stephen Harper, we just don't know what to do with you -- sartorially anyway. We appreciate that on your trip to Colombia you took a minute to ...

Harper Jets Off To Woo Latin America

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper leaves Sunday for a six-day swing through Latin America.His first stop is Brazil, which is now the world's seve...

Coffee Troubles Stir Rising Prices

The Globe and Mail | Shawn McCarthy | Posted 07.28.2011 | Canada Business

On a mountaintop estate in the rugged coffee-making region of Quindio, Colombia, Juan Pablo Villota is at war with the weather. For three years, ab...