The only risk is wanting to stay longer
The Beautiful Colombia!
Columbians value honesty, loyalty, a good sense of humor, and education. So you might as well have a good laugh while you're there. These people are rich and diverse, and very resourceful. Columbians are also very expressive (usually with hands) and speak spanish with some other ethnic languages. When you meet a columbian they will greet you with a friendly kiss on the cheek and a handshake. These hard-working people love visitors!
- 90% of the worlds emeralds are thought to be found in the Colombian mines
- timber industry is becoming important because of lots of forests and woodlands
- Bus service is becoming the most common use for public transportation
- Colombia is investing $1.3 million to restore Aracataca where a Novak prize winning author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, was born
- Colombia is having progress in peace talks between their government rebels
Famous People from Colombia
- Shakira - Singer - Sharkira has a unique talent as a singer/ songwriter/ producer. She wrote her first song at the age of 8. she had produced her first album by the age of 13 turning away from her modeling career.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Author - Gabriel won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982. He followed in the footsteps of an American author, William Faulkner. some of his famous novels are One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985).
- Carlos Valderrama - soccer player - Carlos's MLS career began when he joined Tampa Bay Mutiny when the league began in 1996. He was named Most Valuable Player when he had gotten 17 assists and "found the back of the net 4 times". Carlos Valderrama is "currently second all-time in MLS assists with 114".
- Sofia Vergara - actress - Sofia starred in the Tyler Perry films Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009). She is currently playing Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC's Modern Family that premiered in 2009. She became known as a film actress in the early 2000's. She was awarded an Emmy for "outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series".
- John Leguizamo - Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian - John 'spent mid- to late- 1980's preforming in comedy clubs". He first filmed in Casualties of War (1989). He soon got offered other film roles following in "quick succession". He turned to live theater because he was often frustrated with the roles offered to him that involved drug dealers or thugs.
What you need to survive!
Backpack- To keep all of your hiking/travel nececities.
Casual, Comfy clothes - You must be comfy when you hike!
A light jacket - it can get cool in some regions.
A cantine/snack you might get hungry while looking at the amazing views!
Trust! - It is considered a survival skill in columbia. So be trustworthy!