Colombia The only risk is wanting to stay
The happiest country in the world. Welcome to a land of SALSA music, of the most softy coffee, the first country with major variety of butterflies in the world and the second country with major biodiversity. We are an artistic and hard worker country, you should find kind persons every where, because we always want that our guest feel as at home. You should know that we have more musician than Shakira, that we donâ€™t live in a jungle and for sure we donâ€™t live in war every day! Our flag means Yellow : represents all the gold found in the Colombian land. Blue: represents the seas on Colombia's shores. Red: represents the blood spilled on the battlegrounds by the heroes who gained Colombia's freedom.
Where is it? The country is located in northwestern South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; you the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the South by Ecuador and Peru and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Something about history.... We have 84 different Indigenous tribes. We were a Spain Colony and we adopted many Spain traditions as bulls, food, clothes, architecture and religion: 90% Catholics etc. For this reason Colombian people are conservative in family and social aspects. We made ourselves independent in 1810 thanks Simon Bolivar, our liberator. Colombia has a liberal foreign policy closely together to USA, o ur domestic policy is democratic and liberal too.
Our Music In Colombia we have a variety of the most tipics rhythms: salsa, vallenato, cumbia, mapale. You will be a fan of Colombian music, every city has a variety of rhythms, starting with the cities located on the Pacific coast and ending in Colombia's capital Bogota.
Our daily life You should know that Colombian people are relaxing and they enjoy their life every each minute. For sure you must to be patience and relaxing also with the stressful things. In Colombia itâ€™s normal to take a shower every single day and if is in the coastal zone you would take a shower two times at day. Colombian people like to hug and kiss when they meet a new person, so donâ€™t be afraid of that. We really enjoy to go out and have fun with friends and new people. But also the most Colombian people are Catholic and they area little bit conservative, so we usually kiss a guy after some dates and we ge t in a relationship with a prudent time.
Our daily life Meal, Regular Restaurant=4.13 USD Combo Meal at McDonalds= 6.04 USD Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)=1.19 USD Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)=1.05 USD Water (1.5 liter bottle)= 1.53 USD Oranges (1kg)=1.79 USD Apples (1Kg)= 1.89 USD One-way Ticket (local transport)=0.90 USD
Our daily life The current currency in Colombia is the Peso (COP). The COP denomination is in coins of 50, 100, 200 and 500 pesos and bill of 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000, 20.000 and 50.000 pesos COP. Foreign currencies can be easily exchanged in banks and exchanges offices. The current exchange rate is: 1 USD=1.772 COP 1 EUR= 2.327 COP
Spanish How are you?/Cómo estás? Hi-Bye/Hola-Chao Welcome/Bienvenido Good morning/Buenos días Good afternoon/Buenas tardes Good-Bad/Bien-Mal Speak slower please/Habla más despacio por favor Thanks/Gracias I’m from…/Soy de I don’t speak spanish/No hablo español Excuse me/Permiso I’m sorry/Perdón Can you take me to/Me puedes llevar a
Weather The Climate of Colombia is characterized for being tropical and isothermal as a result of this geographical location near the Equator presenting variotions within five natural regions and depending on the altitude, temperature, humidity, wind and rainfall. In Bogota the weather is almost always 19째 Each region maintains an average temperature through the year.