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Test your Colombian Know-How

How good do you know Colombia by now? 

☐ Where do you find the largest lake in Colombia? 
(-> Colombia's largest lake deemed one of the most threatened. Source Colombia Reports 17.08.2012)

☐ The most common sentence that locals say to you when you go shopping?

☐ He is funny, energetic, colourful, has a long nose, big ears and you can find him at the second biggest Carnival in the world (in Barranquilla)? Who is he?

☐ The most delicious fruit in Colombia, it is yellow, has thorns and works ?

☐ A delicious native Indian alcoholic beverage usually made out of sugar cane, vodka and lime juice? Other fruits can also be used. Which cocktail is this?

☐ In which region do men have sex for the first time with a donkey? (and it probably wasn’t the donkey’s first time!).

☐ The name of the famous salsa singer from Cartagena?

☐ The average price of a beer?

☐ Football – funny curly blond afro hair– Santa Marta?

☐ Why did some people want to drain lake Guatavita?

☐ A Spanish soap-opera of El Zorro has been filmed in this heritage town.

☐ Sun, sea, mountains. Where can you find it all very close together?

☐ How many public holidays are there an Colombian year?                                           

☐ The national tree of Colombia?

☐ Flower Festival: where and when?

☐ Greatest Rock Festival and FREE? Where and when?

☐ Where was famous writer and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez born?

☐ What is the national sport?

☐ How to order Aguila beer in a noisy bar?

☐ What is the most expensive time of the year to visit Colombia?

☐ The greenest lung of the world and one of the 7 natural wonders?

☐ An Indian woman and national symbol of Colombia?

☐ In which desert did 700 cars turn up to see the sun’s eclipse in 1991?

☐ Where can you find the end of the world?

☐ More then 22 right answers makes you THE Colombia LOVER, spread the word!

☐ Between 15-20 right answers makes you the average tourist, almost getting there!

☐ Less then 9 right answers means you don’t know a shit about this country. Make sure to return soon, so you can top up your knowledge and remember... Colombia becomes even more interesting every time you visit!