Therefore, in order to fully understand Colombian traditions, we must first know a little bit about the country's history and how cultural differences evolved among its various geographic regions.In the next section, we'll see how African and Caribbean influences shaped the country's coastal areas, how Spanish colonialism molded culture in the interior and how the customs of Colombia's indigenous population blended with outside influences to create one of the most diverse collections of traditions in Latin America.
For many years, however, Colombia's considerable natural gifts were held hostage by civil unrest, powerful drug cartels and homicide rates that were among the highest in the world [source: Frommers].
Luckily, Colombia’s security situation has improved dramatically in recent years.
They have the enthusiasm of a boy at the age of 40.
I saw a bunch of them wrestling and diving into a swimming pool at a hotel – finally their wives had to beg the security to stop them before they hurt themselves.
Avoid looking like a pendejo by teasing about cocaine with sugar or flour, unless you want others to laugh because she left you in the middle of the date.
There’s a lot more interesting things about our culture.
Catholicism doesn’t get in the way too much of having a good time in Colombia .
It’s a modern country and full of life though it’s traditional to get to know someone gradually.
Thanks to tough policies enacted by president Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and former president Álvaro Uribe, the U. upgraded Colombia’s human rights score in 2009 [source: Associated Press].
Popular travel guides like Frommers now hint that Colombia is “poised to become the next big ecotourism destination” [source: Frommers].
She will think you look so tierno for making the effort, and if you’ve actually got moves, you’ll win major points.