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Old 11-02-2018, 04:41 PM
 
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Have visited many cities in Colombia, great country.

Always curious why the eastern part (east/SE of Bogota) is much less populated? Is the terrain more like rainforest and less habitable?
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:52 PM
 
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Have visited many cities in Colombia, great country.

Always curious why the eastern part (east/SE of Bogota) is much less populated? Is the terrain more like rainforest and less habitable?
The eastern part of the country is habitable if you don't mind the heat. It's a tropical Savannah like the Serengeti and perfect for ranchlands. The area has huge renewable energy potential! This is Colombia's cowboy country, the people there are known as Llaneros and they inhabit what's known as 'Los Llanos' which span across the border into Venezuela. Their culture is quite well known across Latin America through their music which is played with a harp and fast paced dancing Joropo. They also put on huge barbecues such as the famous Mamona and Capybara meat is a delicacy.

South-east is the Amazon so that's pretty much self explanatory as to why it's mostly uninhabited.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:08 PM
 
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The Andean part (depts like Boyacá, Santander, Norte de Santander) have a decent amount of population. A lot of the eastern plains is hot, hot, hot and not so populated. Places like Arauca still have security issues.
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Old 11-04-2018, 10:11 AM
 
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There are few towns in the plains but mostly its a large expanse of cowboy country and tropical savannah - huge potential though but lacks connectivity.

EASTERN COLOMBIA..

Llanos


casanare-1 by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Aguazul, Casanare


En el mirador by Darling Zambrano, on Flickr



Puerto Lopez, Meta


Menegua Marcelo L by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Vaqueros en el moro by Alain Misrachi, on Flickr


Gonzalo el arpista by Alfonso Giraldo, on Flickr


Villavicencio, Meta


A brand new day by Darío Fuentes, on Flickr


Villavicencio 62-torneo-internacional-del-joropo1463007757 by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Villavicencio ccimage-shutterstock_797263501 by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Vichada


Vichada 565858_1 by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr

Vichada Cerro Guacamaya googleearth16649633 by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr

Vichada Cerro la campana googleearth by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr



Yopal, Casanare


Yopal 11362355924_99d87b90b4_k by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr

Yopal, Casanare by Horacio Carrillo, on Flickr


Yopal-12.jpg by Psycho Tropiko, on Flickr




EXPOSICIÓN "CINCO MIRADAS COLOMBIANAS" EN JAPÓN by FERNANDO CANO BUSQUETS, on Flickr


Llanos by Academia América Danza, on Flickr


Dia Internacional de los Desaparecidos en Villavicencio by Ronald Dueñas, on Flickr


Jinetes by Alfonso Giraldo, on Flickr


El Arpista by Alfonso Giraldo, on Flickr
Cachos al Amanecer by Alfonso Giraldo, on Flickr

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Old 11-04-2018, 10:26 AM
 
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Llanero Culture





Cimarron Japan Tour.
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Old 11-05-2018, 02:04 PM
 
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Cool, thanks!
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:49 PM
 
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The New York Times did a piece on the Llanos this year. If you like wildlife spotting and Safaris the Llanos is a great option.

On a Colombian Savanna, Hawks, Caimans and So Many Stars | The New York Times
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:47 PM
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Very interesting article. Makes me want to go there too. lol

If things keep getting better in Colombia, I think that´s going to be my retirement place. Its by far the most interesting country in this hemisphere, at least to me. Plus Colombians always give me a very good treatment, both in and outside Colombia.
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