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Moving to teach in Colombia

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Ethnic diversity is a big section of why I decided ahead teach in Colombia. Being of mixed background, myself, I�ve been considering other cultures and ethnicities, when I had the chance to come live in a country with a lot of different styles, I knew I couldn�t pass up. The different cultural heritage will be the consequence of the interaction between native inhabitants of the country, Spanish colonists, African people who were originally held as slaves, and more recent immigrants from your Middle East and Europe. Should you thought america was the sole melting pot of backgrounds, you’re wrong! I was wanting to understand every one of these different groups of people and how they’ve got combine efforts to give Colombia the flavor it’s got today.

However the diversity isn�t just concerning the people, the geography is just as varied – if not more! It�s the most megadiverse country per square kilometer on earth! The majority of the big cities are in the Andes highlands, so that�s what people most often think of once they consider Colombia, nevertheless it actually encompasses area of the Amazon rainforest and both Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. There are actually 6 main parts of the united states, geography-wise, which leads to a lot of diversity.

If you�re at all thinking about animals, then you’ll love Colombia. It�s actually the most biodiverse country in the world, meaning her highest rate of species by area and also the largest number of species that are not found somewhere else on the planet! Colombia can be your place to see a number of the rarest breeds in the world, with over 1800 different kinds of birds and 450 types of mammals, as well as the thousands of various kinds of fish, both fresh and salt water. Where else in the world would you visit a jaguar, Amazon river dolphin, blue and yellow macaw, and banded armadillo all inside borders of a country?

You shouldn�t take into account safety, despite what you may have heard in news bulletins lately. For years, conflicts in Colombia deterred tourists from coming to or surviving in the country, but recently the numbers of tourists have skyrocketed, thanks to vast improvements in security in the country. In reality, over 3 million tourists visited in 2011, up about 11% from previous years.

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With beautiful beaches, canyons, mountains, cities, history, and more, Colombia is surely a great destination for a come teach. Add to that the diversity in plants, animals, rather than to say, people, and you’ve got an amazing country having a vast background and a lot to find out. I couldn�t be happier with my decision ahead here and I�ve had a great time taking weekend trips to various cities in order to more remote places where I can try to spot one of the rare species only found in Colombia. I’d definitely recommend obtaining a great camera before you come!