Colombia is a country located in South America and is a part the Latin-American countries including Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela etc. Located at the northernmost tip of South America, Colombia is known for its Caribbean coasts, Amazon Rainforests and several industries like oil, mining, chemicals, textiles, forest products, military good and automotive industry etc. along with its varied flora and fauna. The first time I got introduced to Colombia was through a friend who apparently brought some marijuana from Colombia. I also remembered reading about the Colombian drug lords and one of the Colombian drug lords was probably busted by Vin Diesel in the Hollywood flick XXX.
Colombia was introduced to most of the world most probably after the 2014 FIFA world cup when the Colombian defender broke the vertebra of the star Brazilian striker Neymar. Marijuana is probably one of the most famous exports coming out of Colombia. It contrasts chiefly with the American export of Tobacco and its role in spreading capitalism.
Highly influenced by the Spanish culture Colombia is a melting pot of cultures and the arts, architecture and the cuisine in Colombia is something that travelers should experience. Colombian striker James Rodriguez is the new rage in Latin American football due to his outstanding performance in the 2014 FIFA world cup. Most people who are unfamiliar with Colombia must have heard about the international pop sensation Shakira. Well, she belongs to Colombia and I’m sure no one will forget this fact.
For the people craving the sun, sand and surf in the Pacific and the Caribbean coastlines, Colombia is a must visit. It is the only country that has coastlines on both water bodies. Due to being located near the equator, Columbia only has summers. This is good news for my sunlight deprived white friends in Europe and North America, as they can soak up as much sun as they need in this perennially warm costal paradise. Columbia was named after Christopher Columbus who found the country during the age of exploration and discovery. The world’s largest salsa festival, theater festival and the largest flower parade etc. are also a few not to be missed attractions in Colombia.