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Consulate General of Colombia in Hong Kong

The Republic of Colombia is the country of beauty. Colombia isn’t just one of the most beautiful countries in the world, but it also stands out thanks to its warm, friendly people a hidden charm that takes us beyond beauty and that reflects the way cultural and historical differences give life its color and flavor.

Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena de Indias is known for bringing together the charm of colonial architecture, the excitement of a vivid nightlife, fascinating cultural festivals, and lush landscapes, to bring you the perfect vacation experience. The city’s beaches beckon, inviting you to unwind and enjoy yourself in the refreshing breeze and warm waters of the sea.

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Mapalé, Colombian dance

Mapalé is more than just a dance; it’s a communal celebration. In Afro-Colombian communities, it’s customary for people of all ages to participate in the dance, creating a sense of unity and continuity. Through Mapalé, cultural traditions are passed down from one generation to the next, reinforcing a sense of identity and belonging. Mapale is often described as a dance of seduction, characterized by its lively and flirtatious movements. Dancers, adorned in colorful attire, move their bodies to the infectious rhythm of drums, maracas, and other traditional percussion instruments.

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Tamal, Colombian gastronomy

Tamales are an ancient food, possible emerging in Pre-Colombian history as early as 7000 BCE. Masa flour was already a staple food, and the fact that tamales could be made using any available fillings made them easy to adapt. Tamales are usually made with chicken or pork belly, pork ribs, carrots, peas, potatoes, and chickpeas.

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Cubeo indigenous, Guainía, Colombia.

The department of Guainía, belonging to the region of the Colombian Amazon-Orinoquía, is little-known land whose main tourist attractions are crossed by several water sources. The ancestral knowledge and practices of its indigenous communities is another big draw here. It is also part of natural heritage a diverse flora and fauna that
waits to be discovered by its visitors.

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