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#7MML #AroundTheWorld - Enjoying Colombian hospitality.
People from interior
Colombia, countryside and coastal regions represent three main clusters that
differ in traditions, dialects and cultural habits. Despite of many indigenous
languages and dialects, they all speak Spanish and take great care to preserve the
They were very friendly to us and we really appreciated their hospitality.
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Coastal regions of #Colombia offer a wide variety of seafood often prepared with a sauce made out of coconut milk. #7MML
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#7MML #Colombia Street food tasting - How about some fish?
Did you know that Colombia is the country with the second highest number
of national holidays in the world?
That’s why everybody is so relaxed here :)
Drying is one
of the methods of food preservation that has been practiced all around the
world since ancient times. And Colombian street food sellers are really masters
in that. They will offer you from fruit and vegetables to dry fish and seafood,
seeds or mushrooms really everything you can imagine.
Just close your eyes and enjoy :)
Definitely not on diet
Ajíaco, Fritanga, Sancocho, Bandeja Paisa and Mojarra might be considered the real reason Colombians build so many cycleways to exercise during the weekends. Colombian cuisine offers an astounding variety of tastes, perfumes and colors.
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#7MML having lunch in Clombia. There is a heavy focus on deep-frying everything
Eating is challenging
Besides the famous four-leaf (beans, corn, rice, potatoes) that you can find everywhere across the country, many traditional dishes include some type of meat (pork, chicken, fish) The main three courses meal is traditionally eaten between 2-4 PM. Before you start eating everything Colombians serve you, do not forget, that there is no siesta time after lunch.
Andrea Gilberti - Photographer
Andrea was born in Brescia in 1977. He started to take photos at a very young age, thanks to his father photographer. His passion for photography was growing until he became professional. He likes to collaborate with artists and artistic institutions. One of his favorite genre is reportage. He is the author of Settemilamiglialontano book titled B-side travel. He took part in some important photo exhibitions such as Matières Sensible, Discontinuità narrative (Milan), Settemilamiglialontano (Brescia)
Valeria Lo Meo - Driver
Valeria comes from the beautiful city of Palermo. She studied International Political Science and she currently lives and works in Verona. In 2006 she decided to turn her passion into a profession and became freelance video director and editor. She is the author of the video for the project 13 Coins, which kept her busy for 6 years when she was traveling around several countries such as Brazil, Philippines, Greenland, Belarus, Mali, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Uganda and Amazon. In 2011 she won the 1st place at the FEP (Federation of European Photographers) Awards for the best photographic reportage book of the previous 3 years. She is also the prizewinner of the Media Stars Award (greatest Italian prize in advertising) for the best direction and editing of 2012.
Alice Cristiano - Journalist
Alice was born in Verona in 1982. She is graduated from law. In 2001 she started to work as press officer for the Integrated University hospital Company. In 2008 she became a collaborator of TV broadcaster Telenuovo. Recently she work as TV & Events presenter in Verona and it’s province, she moderates political discussions and writes her personal blog.
Diana Facile - Journalist
Diana originally comes from the charming city of Puglia, but recently she lives in Lombardy. According to her words, she is a nomad at heart. She loves writing and travelling. She holds BA in European and Extra-European Languages and Literature. She works as interpreter and cultural mediator. She has published some of her novels on the magazine El Ghibli. She won the second prize at the literary competition Fuori al Cassetto. Recently, she publishes travel diaries and articles for the online magazine Il Giornale dei Viaggi.
Alberto Petrò - Photographer
Alberto was born in Brescia in 1980 as well as his team colleague Andrea. He got closer to photography when he was 19 years old. After a period of various experiences abroad (Berlin, Marseille), he turned back to Italy. He has been working as photographer for more than 15 years and he has participated in many national and international photo and artistic exhibitions. Recently he lives in Brescia where he has his photo studio - INLIMBO.
Matteo Rossato - Driver
Born in Padua in 1985, Matteo left his home town in 2008 and started his adventure as a full-time backpacker. A burning desire to learn about new cultures and fuel his passion for photography led him to spend the last six years of his life between Australia, Asia and Central America: surfing and meditation helped him develop a relationship between sea and mind. An old worn-out backpack and a camera as his companions, he travels through continents, countries and cities, rides the wave and lives his adventures deep in touch with the natives and their cultures. And this makes him a real traveller, someone who can come up with a new life in every place and find his own dimension: yesterday as a tour guide discovering Vietnam, today as a cook on a boat sailing the Pacific Ocean and tomorrow as a driver of the 7milamiglialontano expedition.