Colombian Village An Expat Paradise

In the lap of the Andes, Colombia's Villa de Leyva is poised to be the next Antigua, Guatemala, attracting travelers from Latin America, Europe, and, most recently, the U.S.

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    Dusk brings even more magic to the quaint colonial town of Villa de Leyva, Colombia.
    Paul Ross
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    This simple but imposing church dominates Villa de Leyva’s vast plaza.
    Paul Ross
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    During holiday fiestas, Villa de Leyva’s huge plaza is filled with song, dance, piety and revelry.
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    A woman shopping in Villa de Leyva’s local market puts a modern spin on traditional clothing.
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    While his mother sells farm fresh produce at the local market, a boy uses a squash as an improvised toy, Villa de Leyva, Colombia.
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    Dead for 100,000 years and still scary, this kronosaurus is on display in a museum built over the exact spot where the fossil was discovered.
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    La Posada de San Francisco is a charming hotel in a colonial house in the Colombian town of Villa de Leyva.
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    Antiques decorate and maintain the period feeling at La Posada de San Francisco hotel in Villa de Leyva.
    Paul Ross
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    Stare at this painting of Jesus long enough and his eyes and mouth appear to open and close, Santo Ecce Homo monastery, Colombia.
    Paul Ross
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