Last year the country signed a long expected peace agreement with FARC after 52-years of civil war. Of course this is a big step in terms of safety for the country, but it has also boosted the Colombian economy. In combination with other factors, such as infrastructure projects, investment is increasing and the economy is expected to grow throughout 2017 and beyond.
Colombian people are welcoming, friendly and curious. Don’t be surprised to get asked very personal questions by people you’ve just met. People are not reserved and the way to make friends is to be just as open as the locals are, and learning Colombian Spanish will definitely be appreciated..
Housing is affordable, yet modern and secure and local food is healthy and cheap. The climate is diverse and so is the landscape. Colombia is the second most bio-diverse country in the world, yet certainly not the largest. Snow-capped mountains, tropical beaches and pretty much everything in between can be found in this relatively small country.
Colombia often ranks high on lists with happiest countries in the world. The life expectancy is high, there’s a good work-life balance and the country has the second highest number of national holidays in the world and Colombians certainly know how to celebrate them.