Soon I will spend some time in Bogotá, Colombia studying gemology! When you go to another country for an exchange, work or study, it is totally different than being a tourist. I’m really looking forward to this experience. I hope I love Bogota. The city is about ‘Cundiboyacense altiplano’ in the Eastern Cordillera the Andes. At an altitude of 2,640 meters, it is one of the highest cities in the world!
When I told some of my friends I was going to Bogota, their comments were:
- “You’ll turn paramilitary?”
I will not … hahahahaha
- “It is the city of Pablo Escobar?”
No, he was in Medellin.
- “It’s a violent place”
It is a country in civil war. However, Brazil is also violent. You can see some tanks, while walking in Brazil (mainly in Rio de Janeiro), or special forces rummaging you in the street..
- ” Colombian women are beautiful?”
I’ll share my experience in Colombia with you, and hopefully break some stereotypes that many people have about Colombia.