Colombia has coastlines on two oceans: the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea which is part of the Atlantic Ocean.
Colombia houses the world’s largest protected tropical rainforest: Serrania del Chiribiquete. Also is the second most biodiverse country in the world after Brazil and one of 17 megadiverse countries. Unfortunately, manatees and brown woolly monkeys are among the vulnerable species. Endangered animals include the pink Amazon river dolphins. Colombia is also the country with the world’s largest number of bird species, which made one of the best countries for birdwatching. It cultivates numerous tropical fruits that you may never heard of before
There are more than 30 volcanoes in Colombia, with Galeras (4276 m/ 14029 ft.) as the most active volcano. Nevada del Ruiz is the highest active volcano of the Andes mountain range.
Coffee is a main export product and Colombia is the world’s third biggest exporter. Colombia is rich of natural resources such as petroleum, natural gas, coal, gold and copper and is famous for its magnificent emeralds.
Did you know that the Colombians drink hot chocolate with melted cheese? Yup.
The postcard was sent in August, but Lando wrote, “greetings from Cold Bogota”. I hope that it was only chilly, because for me is hard to believe any coldness in August. What is most interesting is that it never gets…