Culture Smart! Colombia provides essential information on local attitudes, beliefs and behaviour. This concise guide will tell you what to expect and how to behave. This inside knowledge will enable you to avoid embarrassing faux pas, feel confident in un
Kate Cathey is a writer and anthropologist currently based in Bogot , Colombia. Born in the USA, she attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York, where she studied Art History, and later graduated with a BA in World Arts and Cultures, concentration in Anthropology, from the University of California, Los Angeles. Since then, she has traveled extensively in Latin America, researching and writing about regional cultural and culinary traditions. She has lived in Mexico City, where she attended and wrote about small town fiestas, ferias, and festivals throughout the country, and studied indigenous gastronomy and ritual at the Universidad Nacional Aut noma de M xico. In 2009 Kate moved to Colombia where she continues these pursuits. She also directs cultural travel programs and is a regular contributor to Bogot 's English-language newspaper, The City Paper.
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