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View Poll Results: Cartagena (Colombia) vs. Salvador (Brazil)?
Cartagena (Colombia) 14 45.16%
Salvador (Brazil) 17 54.84%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-15-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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For what it's worth, Colombia does not require US visitors to obtain a visa first before arriving in the country, Brazil however does.
Brazil requires ANY country that requires Brazilians to obtain a visa to visit their country, so since the US requires Brazilians to get a visa to come here, they do the same.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:00 PM
 
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I'd go to Brazil, hands down. Both have crime problems, so precautions are necessary. But Brazilians can be fun. Every Colombian I've met in the United States is a supreme pain-in-the-ass, so I have no desire to visit that country. Not only that, any tourist literature, including that put out by the Department of State, indicates that Colombia is more hazardous. Eff Colombia.
Robertpolyglot, you sound like an ignorant, racist redneck! Colombians are among the nicest, warmest, and friendliest people you can meet anywhere! Eff you!
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:01 AM
 
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Robertpolyglot, you sound like an ignorant, racist redneck! Colombians are among the nicest, warmest, and friendliest people you can meet anywhere! Eff you!
Hola, tipo. Los Colombianos que conosco aqui en los EU no me gustan.
(Hey, dude. I don't like the Colombians I know here in the US.)

You're new here. I have told this story before. Several times. My Creole friend, when he couldn't get an American blonde, ended up with a Colombian woman. She has tried to set me up with a divorced cousin in Colombia, her about-to-be-divorced sister in Spain, and her divorced sister in the US kept pestering me, and when I told his wife I want NOTHING to do with any of those repeastedly, especially with kids, it wasn't honored. I drop-kicked the friend in order to get rid of the Colombian posse. Also, I didn't like the one time I ended up at his house and his family room was full of Colombian hens yapping. Ignorant and redneck? Doubtful. I find it presumptuous that Latin women like American guys who speak Spanish and, moreover, feel they are entitled to a green card. Racist? Possibly, in keeping with the thread, the only places in the Spanish speaking world that interest me are Spain, Argentina, and Uruguay. That's why I took Spanish in college. To visit THOSE places. Period. I'll also take Brazil, but ideally limit it to Rio.

I voted Salvador, Brazil. ?Comprende?
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:42 PM
 
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Most Colombians in the US are from places like Medellin and Cali. Colombia is really a bunch of little countries that one national government holds together. Each region is completely different in everything (people, culture, attitude, dialect, climate, lifestyle, everything.)

Coastal Colombia has a much more Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Panama type of vibe; more so than anywhere inland. If you like that version of Latin America, you might be pleasantly surprised with Cartagena.
Panama was an integral part of Colombia until fairly recently but the USA stole Panama from the Colombians, but I digress lol.

Colombia is very diverse. Pacific and Atlantic sides and regions of Colombia have the strongest African influences and Afrodescendant peoples along with very rich histories.
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:29 AM
 
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Looks like Salvador is just barely beating out Cartagena on this one.
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Old 11-01-2014, 02:11 PM
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Looks like Salvador is just barely beating out Cartagena on this one.
Now it is a tie.
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:31 PM
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Some things Cartagena and New Orleans have in common

1) Spanish heritage(New Orleans was part of the Spanish Empire at one point)
2) Pirates (New Orleans was a haven for pirates and Cartagena was frequently attacked by pirates).
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:45 PM
 
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I'd go to Brazil, hands down. Both have crime problems, so precautions are necessary. But Brazilians can be fun. Every Colombian I've met in the United States is a supreme pain-in-the-ass, so I have no desire to visit that country. Not only that, any tourist literature, including that put out by the Department of State, indicates that Colombia is more hazardous. Eff Colombia.
Salvador homicide rate: 62 per 100.000 inhabitants (2013)
Cartagena homicide rate: 18 per 100.000 (2013)

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Cartagena is the safest part of Colombia and I'm pretty sure the tourist advisories weren't intended for that section of Colombia when written.
there are many Colombian cities safer than Cartagena. Especially in the east Andean part of the country. Also you have to take into account that Cartagena has more poverty and lack of services than a lot of inland Colombian cities. Fortunately the city's economy is doing good.
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