Exotic Colombia: Street Stalls with Porn, Murder Center of World + 7 More Fascinating Facts About County of Coffee (VIDEO)

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South America is one of the most popular travel destinations with its exotic nature and fascinating traditions. 

Check out the coolest facts about Colombia on Nexter.org.

Murder capital of the world

Medellin was once the murder capital of the world with 17 murders every day in 1991. Fortunately, now one of the Colombia’s main cultural centers.

Source: insightcrime.org

Gabriel García Márquez Motherland

A Colombian novelist, Gabriel García Márquez was awarded Nobel Prize in 1982. He was born in Aracataca and once wanted to rename it  ‘Aracataca-Macondo’ after the town of Macondo from his famous novel ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude.’ 

Source: Paris Review

Drug is no joke

Famous all around the world drug lord Pablo Escobar officially offered to pay $10 billion Colombia’s national debt to improve his reputation.

Source: pinterest.co.uk

Don’t offer papaya

The phrase ‘don’t offer papaya’ is one of the main rules of Colombia street that warns you not leave your thing as someone will definitely take it.

Source: zaletsi.cz

Curves for all!

Colombia is currently the 5th most popular place for cosmetic surgery. Store mannequins have enormous breasts to show how much they love curves.

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Source: Pinterest

Street stalls with porn!

The fascinating fact is that porn is sold on street stalls. So, it’s not surprising if you accidentally bump into one of such shops.

Source: Konbini.com

One of the happiest countries

Colombia is the 37-th happiest country in the world according to the 2018 World Happiest Report.

Source: telegraph.co.uk

Christopher Columbus

Colombia name is derived from the last name of explorer Christopher Columbus.

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Source: b.dk

This is Col-O-mbia!

The country’s name is pronounced ColOmbia, not ColUmbia. Many non-Spanish speakers pronounce it wrong.

Source: ruedalaeconomia.com

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