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The Colombia you don't know
August 30, 2004 10:14 AM   Subscribe

The Colombia you don't know. Sure, we all hear about the drug trade and the violence. Unfortunately this overshadows a lot of the good things about the country. There's a lot of Colombia outsiders don't see. Like the Caño Cristales, the five-colored river. [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs (8 comments total)

 
Several of my coworkers are grad students from Colombia. From what they tell me the whole region, the Serrania de la Macarena, is amazing, but is also fairly unsafe, limiting the tourist draw. It's too bad. Colombia has quite a bit more to share with the world than coffee and coca.
posted by caution live frogs at 10:15 AM on August 30, 2004


That's pretty damn cool. Thanks.
posted by bitpart at 10:29 AM on August 30, 2004


Absolutely gorgeous. It's very rare that I click on every single photograph in a given link. The river....wow. And those little green frogs...you must have loved those.
posted by iconomy at 10:42 AM on August 30, 2004


Columbia is a wonderland, and its people are the salt of the earth. Thanks for the links.
posted by fold_and_mutilate at 10:49 AM on August 30, 2004


I just wish I could go without be terrified for my life.
posted by agregoli at 11:26 AM on August 30, 2004


Colombia's hallucinagenic beauty and dreamlike literature surpass the effects of all the horrid, prosaic little drugs that have turned it into a byword for disorder and murder. Let's legalize the stuff in the north, and let this nation get on with its life.
posted by Faze at 12:25 PM on August 30, 2004


look softies, colombias going down big time
posted by Satapher at 2:53 PM on August 30, 2004


On a trip I took through northern South America (Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru) in the early 1990s, Colombians were by far the nicest folks. Almost like there were determined to disprove what they imagined as their international reputation.
posted by gottabefunky at 8:59 PM on August 30, 2004


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