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Old 11-25-2014, 12:13 AM
 
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Venezuela is underrated... it's the size of Texas and Oklahoma together and has LOTS of things to see and do.



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Old 11-25-2014, 02:15 AM
 
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As long as Colombia has guerillas... I'm staying out of there
las farc is like the KKK when you go to the US, you know they exist but you never see it

plus las farc has a war with the colombian government, not with a backpacker from houston texas, they could care less about you
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:04 AM
 
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Give me Columbia anytime, but Venezuela...no way (too dangerous)
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:12 PM
 
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Colombia's landscape is not as varied as Ecuador (few countries are) but it still packs nice, warm beaches with crazy tall mountains. And some very nice cities (Medellin, Cartagena, etc).
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To me, Ecuador and Argentina are the most varied and underrated countries of LA.
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I don't really think Colombia is worth risking it over. If you want rainforest you've got Brazil or even Peru and Ecuador, which are much more diverse, and safe.

Colombia's landscape is more varied than Ecuador, if anything. Both countries have jungles, green mountains with snow caped peaks, coast, but Colombia also has a big desert on the extreme north, vast savannahs in the east, tepuyes, etc. The only landscape that Ecuador has and Colombia doesn't is maybe the Galapagos one.

Colombia is the most biodiverse country on Earth per square kilometer. It has over 100 hundred different indigenous languages, more than Peru and almost as much as Brazil, being a much smaller country. Among other things.

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Question for Burgler09:

Do you get paid to tell such lies?
Very few people knows that monetary poverty has remained the same in Venezuela since 2007. Around 33%.

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When I think of drugs and corruption, I think of Colombia and Venezuela.

The only countries in S.A. I would voluntarily live in are, just like yours, but in this order:
- Uruguay
- Argentina
- Chile
Argentina scores worse than Colombia on the "Perceptions of Corruption" index.

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In terms of danger, is there that much of a difference between Venezuela and Colombia? I've heard that there isn't. Colombia IS dangerous ... and the people I know that went there were "escorted" by locals with whom they traveled. I'd even venture to say Colombia is more dangerous than Brazil.
It's not as much about countries, but about areas within these countries. There are hoods in Cali where you can get shot just by crossing from one neighbourhood to another. But 100 or 200 kms from there you can find a town or city that hasn't had any single homicide in decades.

Stats show that Colombia is more or less as dangerous as Brazil. Venezuela is more dangerous.

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Old 11-26-2014, 06:57 PM
 
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OVERRATED: Brazil (the happy friendly people, the amazing samba music, beautiful sexy bodies, the fun culture, the liberal ways), in reality brazil is extremely conservative, Brazilians are very average looking for the most, the samba is fun for two or three hours before you get sick of the drums and the neurotic people dancing non-stop, the friendliness happens mostly when there is something in store for them and the happiness is at times very artificial.

UNDERRATED: Bolivia (it has some of the most interesting pre-Columbian cultures still alive, landscapes not found in any other place on this planet, you walk around and you can hear Amerindian languages everywhere, if the americas hadnt been colonized by Europe they would look like Bolivia.
But you are talking about the stereotype of Brazil- you do realize that many Brazilians aren't into samba or even soccer for that matter, and many women are against the sexy stereotype image? All of the educated Brazilian women I know are against it, they hate it. Brazil is such a huge diverse country, just like Mexico and Argentina, that sometimes I feel there are lots of cultures within each of those countries depending on where you are.
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Curitiba
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OVERRATED: Brazil (the happy friendly people, the amazing samba music, beautiful sexy bodies, the fun culture, the liberal ways), in reality brazil is extremely conservative, Brazilians are very average looking for the most, the samba is fun for two or three hours before you get sick of the drums and the neurotic people dancing non-stop, the friendliness happens mostly when there is something in store for them and the happiness is at times very artificial.

UNDERRATED: Bolivia (it has some of the most interesting pre-Columbian cultures still alive, landscapes not found in any other place on this planet, you walk around and you can hear Amerindian languages everywhere, if the americas hadnt been colonized by Europe they would look like Bolivia.
Hummm okay... look very average? conservative?
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Curitiba
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Overrated: Uruguay or Argentina.

Underrated:
Chile
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Overrated: Uruguay or Argentina.

Underrated:
Chile
Uruguay yes, but hows Argentina overrated?

Uruguay is just a big beach while Argentina diverse of landscape and enormity is one of the most impressive in the world, how can it be overrated?
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Curitiba
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I love Argentina, but i no longer believe in the way yours lead the country.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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I love Argentina, but i no longer believe in the way yours lead the country.
I havent believed in politicians for ages. Hows that related to the country being overrated? I think most foreigners how no idea how beautiful and diverse argentina is, in that sense i say is underrated.

Politics and society in general is screwed up. Now, besides that, this country has a lot to offer for a tourist.
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