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In Colombia, Christmas has to be different to the rest. But different doesn't mean odd, its fun!. For a start, it's the "Niño Dios" (Infant Jesus) who brings the gifts to Colombian children on Christmas Eve at midnight. People do not just go to the Midnight Mass, but start advent on December the 7th with the Night of Candles. Soon thereafter we start praying our own Novena de Aguinaldos (Advent prayers).
This is a simple review on my recent Avianca flight from London Heathrow to Bogotá's Eldorado airport. I really only would imagine this to be of interest to anyone flying this route or fellow plane enthusiasts. If you have any questions after reading this, please feel free to contact me. I'd be happy to help. There is another handy review of this flight but it is business class orientated. You can find this review from here.
The Colombian Ruana is not just a woolly poncho nor Europe's Celtic Ruana! The Ruana is a Colombian cultural icon just as the Sombrero Vueltiao is, from the country's hot lands. People from the cold lands like me get gifted our first Ruana when we are just toddlers, sometimes this version comes with a hood. It is one of the most common presents from a relative, specially grandparents who are always concerned about the little ones getting a cold. It keeps you warm and cosy on a cold rainy day. But Ruanas have more than one use! You could use it as a blanket, if you don't mind the slit in the middle that's there to poke your head through. As well as a piece of modern organic clothing accessory showing unique colours. As picnic blanket or folded to be a cushion. Their use even extends to local festivals where young bulls are teased with the Ruana in place of the Bullfighter's cape (the calf’s live is speared in these events). Or even as a more handy survival element, …