Best on Film

Todos tus muertos (2011) Devastating critique of corruption and apathy in Colombia.

Apaporis (2010) Incisive documentary into indigenous Amazonian life.

La Ciénaga entre el mar y la tierra (2016) A man fights a degenerative condition in the slum of Ciénaga.

Maria Llena Eres de Gracia (2008) Moving tale of teen pregnancy and drug-trafficking.

Los Colores de la Montaña (2010) The tale of childhood friendship in a mountain town against the background of war.

Rosario Tijeras (2004) Vengeful hit woman's thrilling tale.

Best in Print

One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez; 1967) The ultimate magical realist masterpiece.

The Sound of Things Falling (Juan Gabriel Vásquez; 2011) A thriller involving escaped hippopotamuses from Escobar's zoo.

Beyond Bogotá: Diary of a Drug War Journalist in Colombia (Garry Leech; 2008) Essential reading for news that's not in the papers.

Delirium (Laura Restrepo; 2004) Explores personal and political madness in mid-1980s Bogotá.

Oblivion (Héctor Abad Faciolince; 2011) A deeply moving family memoir set in Medellín during the 1980s.

Best Blogs

Colombia Travel Blog

Colombia Calling

Banana Skin Flip Flops

How to Bogotá

Two Wandering Soles