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Friday Fun Facts-Colombia

Colombia is a country I would love to visit, well, specifically the colonial city of Cartagena which is located on the Caribbean Sea (I have an obsession with Spanish colonial cities). Direct flights from Miami to Cartagena are extremely expensive which is why I haven’t been already, annoying considering how close the two cities are distance wise. But I guess that just means I’ll need to plan a longer trip there, one that includes visiting other places in Colombia too!

  • Colombia does not have seasons. Due to its location near the equator, it has sunlight throughout the year. It’s also the only country in South America to have access to both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Image via http://www.nectaroflife.com/Colombia.htm

Image via http://www.nectaroflife.com/Colombia.htm

  • The Castillo San Felipe de Barajas fortress was built by the Spanish to protect the city of Cartagena from pirates during the 17th and 18th centuries and is considered to be one of the greatest ever built during the colonial era. In addition, Cartagena is thought to be one of the best preserved Spanish colonial cities in all of Latin America.
Image via http://colombiaviajaporella.com/cartagena-islas-del-rosario/

Image via http://colombiaviajaporella.com/cartagena-islas-del-rosario/

  • Producing around 12% of the world’s coffee, Colombian coffee is considered to be one of the best. The Eje Cafetero is the largest coffee producing region in Colombia and its three largest cities, Armenia, Pereira and Manizales, make up what is known as the “Coffee Triangle.” It’s said that in every restaurant there, a visitor can enjoy a small cup of “Tinto,” the typical Colombian coffee.

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