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Colombia’s most interesting facts.

Our first time in Colombia and South America itself made us fall in love with the country of such beauty, great people and diversity. Here are some of Colombia’s most interesting facts we have experienced during our trip.

 

The most important fact is that Colombia is a stunning country with amazing landscapes.

Valle de Cocora Colombia
Valle de Cocora Colombia

 

There are 3 urban cable ways which were put into place for people from less developed areas of the city.

Medellin urban cable ways
Medellin urban cable ways

 

There is a very strong presence of police and military in the streets of each city in Colombia.

Police in Medellin
Police in Medellin

 

Colombia is strong catholic country and having a mass in the supermarket is no problem.

Colombia catholic mass in supermarket
Colombia catholic mass in supermarket

 

You can shoot from a gun on the street to win a price.

Salento street shooting
Salento street shooting

 

In Colombia you can experience an extraordinary coffee serving and one of the best coffee in the world. You just have to look for such coffee since Colombia exports almost of of its best quality coffee to other countries.

Colombia coffee
Colombia coffee

 

Medellin has the craziest and funniest taxi drivers.

taxi-tienda-the-most-known-taxi-driver-in-medellin
taxi-tienda-the-most-known-taxi-driver-in-medellin

 

Public parks in Cartagena are home to wild animals such as Sloth or different types of lizards.

Sloth in public park in Cartagena
Sloth in public park in Cartagena

 

In small village of Guatape a local bar offers a toilet for men within the reach from pool table.

Toilet in billiard bar Guatape
Toilet in billiard bar Guatape

 

In the capital city of Bogota you can find a wild Lama sitting beside the busy road.

Lama in Bogota
Lama in Bogota

 

In Cocora you can see world’s tallest palm tree and symbol of Colombia, Wax palm which grows up to 60 meters tall.

Wax palm in Valle de Cocora
Wax palm in Valle de Cocora

 

National food Bandeja Paisa is delicious, but I don’t recommend to eat it alone, neither for diner. It is just too many calories!

Bandeja Paisa Colombian national food
Bandeja Paisa Colombian national food

 

A ride home from school can be for free yet too dangerous.

Students on the truck in Colombia
Students on the truck in Colombia

 

Fruit stand sellers use microphones and speakers to attract attention of potential clients on the street.

Fruit stand in Medellin
Fruit stand in Medellin

 

Bus ticket doesn’t necessarily have to be what we are used for.

Bus ticket in Salento
Bus ticket in Salento

 

On the toilets you can find an exact manual how to wash your hands.

Manual for hand washing in Colombia
Manual for hand washing in Colombia

 

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Richard Jančovič

Richard Jančovič

My name is Richard Jančovič and I am a travel addict from beautiful country called Slovakia. Although full-time employed, I try to spend all my free time traveling. So far I have visited 41 countries, met a lot of amazing people and experienced many adventures.

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