If you’re into fried ants, Colombia is right for you! The ants being eaten there are rather big and are called Hormigas Culonas (~big ass ants). They are also available in lemon or barbecue flavour!
We had these ants for breakfast in San Gil, Santander in central Colombia. How gorgeous they taste!
To protect the coal workers from getting the coal miners lung (or black lung disease) (coal workers pneumoconiosis / coal dust disease) they wear protecting masks.
This photo was taken Feb 2012 in Sogamoso, Colombia.
Colombia has the 5th-largest coal production in the world (90.5 million tonnes). Coal has been Colombia’s second-largest export since 2001.
Time difference +100,000,000,000,000 hours – hence clear effects of jet lag here.
Seen at Venice Beach, California.
For getting over jet lag we recommend:
Sometimes in Colombia you come across signs of its violent past at common places.
There are now plenty of paramilitary groups in colombia, all a threat to human rights in Colombia. Amongst the most influential one is Auc Colombia.
Colombian paramilitary violence is overwhelmingly targeted towards peasants, unionists, teachers, human rights workers, journalists and leftist political activists.
The downfall of the Medellín and Calí cartels in the 1990s created an opening for paramilitary groups, which controlled northern Colombia (the key transnational smuggling route), to take over the international cocaine trade.
In 2001 Colombian government sources estimated that at least 40% of all cocaine exports from Colombia were controlled by far-right paramilitary groups, while only 2.5% were controlled by the FARC.