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This week’s Cultural Close-up of Chinacota was submitted by a reader, Sukanti Bhave, from her recent trip to Colombia.

Chinacota is a beautiful hill station in Colombia. Locals from the Cucuta and other neighbouring cities often come here to beat the heat. It is a peaceful little town. This lovely place is an art cafe. They sold beautiful Colombian handicrafts, scarves, jewellery and wooden articles. The owners were very hospitable.

Art cafe in Chinacota, Colombia

Art cafe in Chinacota, Colombia. Photo credit: Sukanti Bhave

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