Trip to Argentina and Columbia
By Alyssa Ostaba
Major cities visited
Facts: There are more high rise construction projects underway and approved in Medellin than NY, Philadelphia and Los Angeles combined,and Medellin has 2 Guinness Book of World Records: Largest Outdoor Horse Parade; Largest Poetry Festival
Bogota- a population of 7,878,783 in 2015.The area around Bogotá was first populated by groups of indigenous people that migrated from mesoamerica. Among these groups were the Muiscas that settled in what is now mainly Cundinamarca and Boyacá.
Facts: the motto of the city is "2600 meters closer to the stars" (in reference to its altitude above sea level), and Bogotá occupies a sloping plain at the base of two mountains, Guadalupe and Monserrate
Culture of Columbia
What was popular in Columbia
Traditional Colombian Clothing-Today, most Colombians wear Western-style clothing. Urban professionals from the Andean interior tend toward conservative, dark-colored suits, while farmers and members of the lower classes prefer loose skirts or pants. Modern dress in Colombia’s coastal regions is a little more free-wheeling, with loose-fitting styles and bright colors or prints that reflect the region’s Caribbean influences.
Traditional food- Bandeja Paisa, a traditional dish from the Paisa region, consists of white rice, red beans, ground beef, plantain, chorizo, morcilla, chicharron, arepa, avocado and a fried egg. Along with Ajiaco, the bandeja paisa is considered to be one of the national dishes.
Products- coffee, cut flowers, bananas, rice, tobacco, corn, sugarcane, cocoa beans, oilseed, vegetables; shrimp; forest products
GDP- $377.9 billion
Labor force- 23.66 million (2014 est.)
Carnival de Negros y blancos
Famous land marks I've seen
Parque de la Costa- Following an investment of nearly US$400 million, the Parque de la Costa was inaugurated(introduced) on April 10, 1997. The park, connected to the light rail line at the latter's Delta station, originally included Tronador (a Pinfari Zyklon Loop roller-coaster),
2 Major Cities i visited
From its earliest days, Buenos Aires depended primarily on trade. During most of the 17th and 18th centuries, Spanish ships were menaced by pirates, so they developed a complex system where ships with military protection were dispatched to Central America,
Córdoba- population is 1.3 million inhabitants according to the 2001 census It was founded on 6 July 1573 by Jeronimo Luis de Cabrera, who named it after Cordoba, Spain. It was one of the first Spanish colonial capitals of the region that is now Argentina.
Natural resources- sunflower seeds, lemons, soybeans, grapes, corn, tobacco, peanuts, tea, wheat; livestock. These are used for human consumption and too sell as profit