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Fests + Fairs, events, etc. 94 Parties 110 Festivals 46 Fairs 5 Carnivals 32 beauty contests 44 expositions … … take place in Colombia every year! = 331.

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1 Fests + Fairs, events, etc. 94 Parties 110 Festivals 46 Fairs 5 Carnivals 32 beauty contests 44 expositions … … take place in Colombia every year! = 331 reasons to celebrate!

2 Bogotá International Trade Fair This is an industrial exhibition that fosters commercial and technological trade, investment, competitiveness and the entrepreneurship spirit of Colombia to the world and back. It opens its doors from October 2nd to October 6th, every year since 50 years ago. It takes place at Corferias, the biggest exhibition and exposition organization in Colombia, endorsed by Bogotá's Chamber of Commerce.

3 Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro As every year, five continents, 42 countries, 66 international companies, 154 Colombian groups colombianos, 26 halls, 5 popular coliseums, 30 parks, the bullring, Corferias as “Ciudad Teatro” (theatre city), 700 performances, 2.400 artists and more than 2’600.000 people in the audience gave life to the X Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá, from March 31 to April 16, 2006.

4 International Book Fair No event in Latin America is as important for culture and the publishing industry of the Andean Region, Central America and the Caribbean, as is the International Book Fair of Bogota. Since its creation in 1988, this event has been the strongest booster for the regional publishing industry development. A propeller for reading, book promotion and marketing, as well as for other products of the publishing industry of Colombia and the Spanish speaking market.

5 ColombiaTex de las Américas 420 national and international exhibitors 25.000 metres of exhibition and services 8.000 national visitors and buyers 1.500 international buyers Latin American apparel and home furnishings, machinery, textiles and supplies show. Find everything necessary to create an apparel collection. Cotton, blends, and wool fabrics, buckles, buttons, zippers, threads, interlinings, labels, technological developments and services.

6 ColombiamodaColombiamoda - Where Fashion meets Passion - 450 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS 60.000 METERS OF EXHIBITION AND SERVICES 7.000 VISITORS AND BUYERS 1.400 INTERNATIONAL BUYERS 300 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISTS

7 “Carnaval de Barranquilla”

8 Carnaval de Negros y Blancos - Pasto

9 Feria de las Flores - Medellín

10 Festival Vallenato - Valledupar

11 Useful Websites www.hostalesdecolombia.com www.chivastours.com www.chivarumba.com www.viajaporcolombia.com www.presidencia.gov.co/vivecolombia www.presidencia.gov.co www.eltiempo.com www.bogota.gov.co www.casadelaestacion.com

12 Your First Spanish Class EnglishSpanish WithCon Without e.g. without iceSin e.g. sin hielo Where isDónde está WhenCuándo HowCómo How much is it?Cuanto vale? Do you speak English?Habla Inglés? I can’t speak SpanishNo hablo español I don’t understandNo entiendo Please write that downPor favor escríbalo How can I get toCómo puedo llegar a I would like a ticket toQuiero un pasaje NowAhora YesterdayAyer TomorrowMañana Next weekLa semana entrante

13 Sources “All” the Internet Lonely Planet Colombia Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit Colombia “Plan B” Magazine (Colombia) Updated: June, 2006.


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