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I (with a few friends) recently made a journey to Colombia! It was a great trip, and one that has given me (too) much to describe.

We discovered early on, that Colombia is allll about the crazy fruit. Seriously.

Picking out Crazy Colombian Fruit

photo: courtesy Matt Waltrip

There are so many kinds! But after tasting,

Sampling Said Fruit

photo: courtesy Matt Waltrip

we discovered that many kinds just are not appropriate for eating. It’s all in the juice.
The fruit in Colombia is both mysterious and the single most representative object of the Colombia that I saw, smelled, heard and danced. Even to hear the names of the fruits is to hear the rhythm of Colombian salsa, feel the sticky humidty and the lingering caress of soft waves from the Caribbean.
Lulo
Guanabana
Maracuyá
Borohó
Tomate del arbol
Mango
Papaya
Sólo
o mezclado
con agua
o leche
échate ron
si te apetece

Juice Stand in Taganga

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