About Ioana Calin

Born and raised Romanian Communication Specialist, took the risk of wanting to stay in Colombia and work for social projects. She documents her daily experiences on her personal blog, Facebook and Twitter account. She also lives on good books and coffee.

Bonhomía Salumería: Cheeses, Cured Meats and Sangria

Opened in December 2014 on Vía Primavera in Poblado, Bonhomía Salumería is quickly making a name for itself with their cheese and cured meat selections.

Paisa Perspective: Johanna Logreira – Designer

Johanna Logreira is an industrial designer from Medellín and an avid ambassador of creativity in every shape it may come.

The Chocolate House: A Little Piece of Heaven

Located on Calle 8 #34-33 in Provenza, right next to Bogotá Beer Company, The Chocolate House is the perfect place to return to childhood for a few hours.

Celebrating Christmas with a Paisa Family

I doubt there’s another country that takes December as seriously as Colombia does. This is my experience, a Christmas party with a paisa family.

Museo Casa de la Memoria: Dedicated to Victims of Armed Conflict

Museo Casa de la Memoria honors the Victims of Armed Conflict Care Program, started in 2005, and the museum opened its doors to the public in 2012.

Avenida Jardín: Boutique Shopping in Laureles

Avenida Jardín gives us a whole street with plenty of fashion boutiques, mostly addressed to women, but nevertheless, useful for men too.

Centro Comercial Viva Laureles

Centro Comercial Viva is a project signed by Éxito Real Estate and opened its doors in Laureles in November 2012.

Alborada and the Love-Hate Relationship Colombians Have With It

Every year, on the last night of November, Colombians celebrate the start of December with Alborada, a fireworks event.

Attending the International Poetry Festival

The 24th Medellín International Poetry Festival marked its presence with poetry readings of 65 renowned poets from 45 countries in the five continents.

Volunteer Visa: How to Get a TP-6 Visa to Volunteer in Colombia

Ioana outlines the process for applying to get a volunteer visa (TP-6) in Colombia.