The magic and mystery of Colombia in photos and quotations
A vibrant and beautiful country, full of lively and friendly people, Colombia’s inhabitants are as enchanting as its natural wonders. Though it’s seen tough times, the country has bounced back since the days of Pablo Escobar, now boasting a strong economy, safe cities and gorgeous parks and beaches. Thanks to its developing and growing economy, it is the ideal place to experience Latin America. Learn while gaining pertinent work experience through internships in Colombia. The following quotes and photographs only begin to tell the story of this fascinating country – a place that cannot be missed.
“Hallucinatory – that’s just the way everyday life is, in Colombia. All the time, you say to yourself, did I just see that?” -Barbet Schroeder
“It’s ludicrous this place exists and everybody doesn’t want to live here.” -Anthony Bourdain
“Don’t struggle so much, the best things happen when not expected.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
“Some good food, a few shots of aguardiente, the sound of waves in the background, a nice sunset, these are things in my experience that will set most things right.” -Anthony Bourdain
“You must not judge people by their country. In South America, it is always wise to judge people by their altitude.” -Paul Theroux
“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” -Gabriel Garcia Marquez
“Colombia – the only risk is wanting to stay.” -Colombia tourism
“The basic dream of many Colombians is to have a secure nation, without exclusions, with equity, and without hatred.” -Alvaro Uribe
“Modern man does not love, but seeks refuge in love; does not hope, but seeks refuge in hope; does not believe but seeks refuge in dogma.” -Nicolas Gomez Davila
“We have a bad image in the world, I’ve got to admit. I just want people to think twice about Colombia. Don’t go by the first impression. -Camilo Villegas
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