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Have you had your daily Arepa? 

Colombia has wonderful food and an engaging landscape to explore. With the diversity that Colombia has to offer, depending upon your taste, it can be simple or impossible to choose the features, cities and food within the country that best expresses its joie de vivre. The country sits at the top western crest of the continent of South America, sharing its borders with Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Venezuela. Costa Rica leads into Panama, and Panama leads into northern Colombia, while the Pacific Ocean sits at Columbia’s west coast. The topography is mountainous and flush with plant and animal life throughout the mountains and the valleys. Colombia’s scenery is quite beautiful, inviting residents and guests alike to taste the traditional flavors of the cuisine and sample the spice of life that is Colombia. In the Western Mountain Range of the country lies the city of Santiago de Cali, or as the locals call it, Cali. Amongst the hills known as Farallones de Cali, the city of Cali crests and waves with the Cauca Valley to the west and the Cauca River to the east. The city skyline hosts a mix of architectural feats, including a Gothic style church and modern business and apartment buildings.

Cali has a readily western look to it with easy to navigate highways and comfortable open areas for locals and tourists alike to absorb the sun’s rays. The tropical green of lush plant life surrounds the city, creating a feast for the senses to see, inhale, and feel. Like many other Colombian cities, Cali is host to numerous restaurants and street vendors, shops, gracious people and the wafting scents of hot food with some serious heat for flavor. If you enjoy good food and mixing with the local crowd, then Cali in all of its many splendors has something to share with you.

enjoying arepae‍‍‍s

Try them with your favorite salsa, with butter or honey; stuff them with chicken, carne asada, or at breakfast with eggs and chorizo. You may also choose to try them in a car, in a tree, in a boat, with a goat, in the rain, on a train, or just plain...

In short, Arepas are an incredibly versatile and flexible treat that everyone in your family will enjoy!

Cali, Colo‍‍‍mbia

By Daena Smith

May 17th, 2018 ‍

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