the greatest country in the world with the hottest girls.
ITS NOT SPELLED COLUMBIA.ITS COLOMBIA.GET IT STRAIGHT.
Person 1: Colombia is the shit!
Person 2: Hell yeah! There are so many hot girls there!
Not that place where its dangerous to go outside "cause you can get killed", Colombia is not a place where all the houses are made of cardboard, no they're not made of plastic bags either.
Colombia is just like any other place. Only better imo.
No, the population is not 40 billion indians, colombians are NOT mexican, and no, they are NOT like they show in that stupid movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith, like somebody mentioned before, there isn't guerilla everywhere you go, and honestly the people you find here are much kinder and polite.
Colombia has beautiful places, territory, landscapes, PEOPLE, änd from what I've heard, really nice cofee.
It's a normal country, I love it, and like all countries it has its flaws but I just wanted people to notice that by some books, they are getting THE WRONG picture.
Colombia rocks. Period
the most northern reaching country in south america incredibly diverse.
It's Capital Bogota populated by 6 million people has a lower crime rate than most large cities of its kind.
The cultural hub, nicknamed the "Athens of Latin America". Year round entertainment in arts, theater, museums, compiles a bit of everything you could want in higher entertainment. Not very warm but dam shinny and fun.
Just like the temperature in each region of the country varies so does it's people.
From very cold icy mountaints populated by a few shy indian farmers and lonely Park rangers (Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta), to scorching hot dessert splashed by the caribbean and some very unique people (Guajira), (Tayrona national Park) sorounded by imposing arqueological finds humid tropical jungle and pristine beaches. All within a couple hours drive. Warm old colonial and cosmopolitan cities inhabited bye some of the loudest, most effusive & downright nosiest people in the country(Cartagena, Barranquilla, Santa Marta)=These are the Costeños, living on the Atlantic coast line.
From the coffe axis of Colombia, come some of the smartest people on earth. You can probably find one in every city of the world. The Paisas, originary from Antioquia (Coffe and Orquids export, home of the infamous Pablo Escobar) and its capital Medellin, The Paisas are quick witted, savy, funny, respectfull but impulsive, sentimental, strong, curiuos and inventive. In business and everyday life they will ...
Colombia is a badly potrayed country, half the definitions have arguing Americans and Colombians. I'm British, lived there for 6 years and explored it all, as any country it has it's crime rate, it has it's faults, but to instantly label it as the most dangerous is due to ignorance and false potrayal by everyone. Colombian day to day life is like that of any South American country, the poor get on with their lives, the rich get on with their lives and the guerilla try to screw everything up. Bogota is a beautiful capital city, Medellin has some nice areas and Cali is truly the home of salsa. Santa Marta on the coast has beautiful beaches and magnificient snow covered mountains. It is misguided for anyone to say that no one in Colombia consumes narcotics, in every country there are those who do, it just happens to be that in Colombia las FARC turned production into a business, however this doesn't at all help the country as they evade taxation and take land from the farmers.
It is also unwise to say that all those kidnapped are American. How many Colombians have not been kidnapped? I was present for the rescue of Ingrid Betancourt (probably most hated woman in the country) which was an amazing achievement, and she is Colombian, no matter how French she wants to be.
To finish off, Americans need to get a hold of themselves, no one is out to get them, you're not important enough for people to do that.
La Invitacion - Jorge Celedon
describes perfectly the beauty that Colombia holds, sadly it's only in Spanish.
A country that Tony Montana hates.
I don't like fuckin' Colombians, alright?
I'm absolutely disgusted by some of the lies that have been posted on here. I can understand people praising Colombia, but why lie? That's what I don't understand. Norak claims drugs aren't as available as in 1st world nations, yet strangely journalists who go to the city slums ALWAYS report people out of their heads on basuco, crack, blow or cocaine.
Why is it whenever I see the barrios of say, Medellin on some documentary (which isn't very often believe me), people are snorting or smoking stuff like it's going out of fashion? Very strange. Almost as if there's a cover up. I read on a website a while back that some Colombians are in denial about this. They'll angrily deny there's a drug addict problem to your face while getting high on a joint. That's not me saying that it's someone else.
Another fib Norak told was crime is mainly in rural areas when most murders are in urban, and most of it is by common criminals. Bogota is actually MORE dangerous than most cities of it's size too. Not sure what he/she was going on about there.
Which brings me on to another liar - J.B. again. He's another who talks as if Colombia's on the news all the time. Where on EARTH do people get this from?? Do a Google search on murder rate with the US then compare with Colombia and see how many results come up. In other words, don't pretend Colombia's violence is some well known phenomenon because it isn't.
J.B. also lied about Colombia being safer than South Africa and Venezuela. Bra...
Please read this....I hate to make this look like a chatroom because of my response to the heat I've been receiving (I guess I deserve it as well), but I figured I just HAVE to respond, and thus let people know what I truly am.
To start with, I am sorry for my opinionism intruding when I was defining Colombia. By nature
, Colombia is a beautiful country. Latin countries are beautiful generally. What I like about Colombia is their coffee, which is the finest in the world.
I am sorry that I said it's "the most dangerous country in the world". Iraq really is, but that's because it's under anarchy. I only said it was dangerous because of what it's going through, and that for Americans it's dangerous. The truth is, I only know what I hear & read about Colombia. What makes Colombia so dangerous is that the FARC has waged a decades-long war with the current government, and I heard about how American tourists are "held for ransom". The truth to this is that there are said to be bounties placed on American tourists, possibly by the FARC....and the rewards are high. I have noticed that there are lots of places in Colombia that are actually impoverished, and it is understandable that one would do anything for money, especially if they have a dying family. I just don't believe that Americans should be thee target to kill. I personally am fed up with how Americans are bashed left and right, and in essence, the reason ...