John Barlett is a Canadian expat living in
Columbia, and he enthuses at length about the country in his
website at http://www.hk3c.ca/
It makes for interesting reading, and I'm quite
keen to take a look at Columbia after the introduction. And
John'ss treatise on the future of Ham Radio is also well worth
reading and absorbing.
Modern cities with skyscrapers and nightclubs;
gorgeous Caribbean beaches; jungle walks and Amazon safaris;
colonial cities, archaeological ruins, high-mountain trekking,
whale watching, coffee plantations, scuba diving, surfing…the
list goes on.
There is a dreamlike quality to Colombia
Here at the equator, with the sun forever overhead, the fertile
earth beneath your feet, heart-stopping vistas in every
direction and the warmth of the locals - you may find it
difficult to leave.
Colombian culture, like the country’s weather, varies by
The essence of Colombia resides in the mountains in the alpine
cities of Bogotá, Medellín and Cali, and the smaller cities of
the Zona Cafetera. This is the industrial heartland of the
Geographical isolation has kept the local accent relatively
unaffected by outside influence; Spanish here is precise and
easy to understand. On the other hand, in the heat of the
Caribbean coast, life is slower, and the culture more laid-back.
The accent here is the unhurried drawl of the Caribbean basin.
For most visitors, Colombia soon becomes their favorite country
in South America.
A bit of struggle, but OK in the end...
Nicely done, and another trophy in the
Decent signal -5/9
The prop forecast alongside was about right; and
the band was tightly packed at the time.