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In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words is a special project by Berkley Braden that was created to allow her students at la Universidad de La Salle in Bogotá to express their own ideas and perspectives through articles that illuminate the culture, history, and personality of their home. The purpose of InterCultured is to make the world smaller by using technology to communicate different ideas and break down cultural barriers, and In Their Own Words furthers this effort by allowing students to share their thoughts with the world. To learn more about each of the writers involved in this special project, click here.

A Love Letter to Colombian Gastronomy

Gastronomy could be considered an important element of cultural essence, and Colombian gastronomy can easily summarize Colombian culture in a holistic way, showing our history, our diversity, our natural resources, and our way of life. So, every region with its exotic fruits and particular ingredients can offer a different culinary experience. However, there is also [...]

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What Am I Wearing Today? My Pajamas

Fashion trends and perceptions of beauty vary in many different cultures. Some of them think beauty is important, while others prefer not to consider it as significant. In Colombia, fashion trends and beauty have different perceptions. This depends mostly on people’s individual opinions. However, there’s a strong tendency to think about personal appearance as an [...]

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Colombian Art: “Useless but Powerful”

“We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it.  The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.  All art is quite useless.” -Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray When people speak about art in general, they usually refer to [...]

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Body Language: “A buen entendedor, pocas palabras”

Kinesthetics is the study of body language and what it means. For example, body language can indicate moods and state of mind. In this brief article, I’m going to explain the most common gestures in Colombia and the meaning of each one to avoid confusion or misunderstanding. Let’s start with the differences or gestures that [...]

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