20 Truly Weird Facts about Colombia to Amaze, Intrigue & Inspire

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#5 Man’s Best Friend

While we’re on the subject of intimacy and such things, don’t be surprised to hear that men from the Caribbean coast, known as costeños, like their donkeys. No, you don’t understand. You really don’t… They really like their donkeys. It is more than mere folklore and rumor that costeños may, just may, actually experience their first intimate moments with a slightly bigger-eared partner than you would normally expect.

#6 For Many, Gabo Is God

One of Colombia’s most successful and best exports has to be the literary genius and works of the great Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014), Nobel Prize Winner and best buddy of one Fidel Castro. His wonderful books are the biggest sellers globally in the Spanish language bar only the Bible, thus making him one of the very few to have only ever been outsold by God.

Writer’s Note: Why not take another companion (in the form of an easy-to-carry book) on your tour in Colombia? This particular writer recommends either Love in a Time of Cholera or One Hundred Years of Solitude, both by Colombia’s beloved Gabo.

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