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Out of Colombian Captivity: Freedom Never Tasted This Good

Book: “Out of Captivity: Surviving 1,967 Days in the Colombian Jungle” Author: Marc Gonsalves, Keith Stansell, and Tom Howes, with Gary Brozek Publisher: HarperCollins, 2009 Marc, Keith, and Tom were three Americans working as contractors under a government contract.  Their job consisted of flying a small plane over the Colombian jungle to find and photograph the strategic locations of the World-famous local ...
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Arroz con Pollo (Classic Colombian Style)

Name: Deivis Ramirez-Gonzalez Age Group: 31-35 Hometown: Huila, Colombia Recipe's Ingredients: half a chicken breast 1 tomato 1 paprika 1 cup green peas and carrot diced 2 cups of rice 2 stalks onion branch 3 tablespoons garlic powder 3 tablespoons powdered food color 2 cups of rice ketchup olive oil salt to taste Recipe’s Instructions: Cook the chicken breast over medium heat for ...
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5 Reasons to Visit Bogota, Colombia

Bogota is one of the four main and largest cities in Colombia.  It is surrounded by tall, green mountains and by gorgeous nature.  If you are lucky enough to fly into this city during daylight – you will think that you have landed in a fairytale. Quick Note on Safety and Altitude: Bogota is located at the elevation of 8,675 feet (or 2,644 meters) …

Carlos Vives – La Tierra del Olvido

Name: Deivis Ramirez-Gonzalez Age Group: 31-35 Hometown: Huila, Colombia For me, Carlos Vives, is one of the most versatile and revolutionary artists of Colombia.  He is really great at mixing the traditional rhythms from the Colombia’s Caribbean coast with other contemporary genres such as rock and ska. However the most important thing about this artist, in my opinion, is that he is always focused …

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Growing Up in the Happiest Country of the World

Name: Deivis Ramirez-Gonzalez Age Group: 31-35 Hometown: Huila, Colombia I was born in a small city of Neiva, but grew up in a small nearby town of Yaguará. I was always surrounded by a very friendly atmosphere and raised by good moral principles. From the early age my father taught my brother and me how to operate agricultural machinery, since we grew up surrounded by beautiful …

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Ceviche de Camarón “Costa Pacífica” (Shrimp Ceviche)

Name: Deivis Ramirez-Gonzalez Age Group: 31-35 Hometown: Huila, Colombia Recipe's Ingredients: red or white round onion (cebolla cabezona roja o blanca) garlic (ajo) cilantro (cilantro) lemon juice (sumo de limón) ketchup (salsa de Tomate) salt (sal) chili (ají) - optional Recipe's Instructions: Chop the onion, garlic and cilantro into finely thinned slices. Boil water, add some salt and then add the shrimps. Boil the shrimps ...