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21 Reasons You Should Never Visit Colombia

Why would anyone travel here?

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1. Some people think Colombia is beautiful.

Location: Cartagena
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Location: Cartagena

2. I have no idea what they're talking about.

Location: Tayrona Park
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Location: Tayrona Park

3. Their churches? Mediocre.

Location: Sanctuary Las Lajas
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Location: Sanctuary Las Lajas

4. Their UNDERGROUND churches? Even more mediocre.

Location: Catedral de Sal in Zipaquirá
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Location: Catedral de Sal in Zipaquirá

5. The graffiti looks like a 5th grader drew it.

Location: Medellín
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Location: Medellín

6. I mean, I could definitely do this with my eyes closed.

Location: Comuna 13 in Medellín
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Location: Comuna 13 in Medellín

7. Their waterfalls? Overrated.

Location: Tequendama Falls near Bogota, Colombia
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Location: Tequendama Falls near Bogota, Colombia

8. Their beaches? Who cares?

Location: Rosario Islands (Islas del Rosario) in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
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Location: Rosario Islands (Islas del Rosario) in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

9. Don't even get me started on their colorful rivers.

Location: Caño Cristales in Serrania de la Macarena
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Location: Caño Cristales in Serrania de la Macarena

10. The El Peñón rock isn't even that impressive.

Location: Guatapé
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Location: Guatapé

11. And the view from the top is nothing special.

Location: Guatapé
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Location: Guatapé

12. The town of Guatapé is kind of colorful, but not really.

Location: Guatapé
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Location: Guatapé

13. Who even enjoys color?

Location: Guatapé
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Location: Guatapé

14. Jericó isn't charming in the least.

Location: Jericó
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Location: Jericó

15. And the view of the town from the top of the hill is just OK.

Location: Jericó
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Location: Jericó

16. Who cares if Colombia is known for the "best" coffee in the world?

Location: Hija Mija in Medellín
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Location: Hija Mija in Medellín

17. And what is so appetizing about arepas con queso?

Location: Colombia
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Location: Colombia

18. Jardín? Meh.

Location: Jardín
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Location: Jardín

19. The Lost City? Not interesting at all.

Location: Ciudad Perdida (Lost City), Sierra Nevada
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Location: Ciudad Perdida (Lost City), Sierra Nevada

20. Bogotá is just another episode of Narcos.

Location: Bogotá
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Location: Bogotá

21. And so is Medellín.

Location: Medellín
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Location: Medellín

Why would you ever visit Colombia?

Arielle Calderon

Arielle Calderon is a writer temporarily based in Latin America participating in Remote Year. If you have any tips on cool places, events, or things to eat in Mexico City, email her at arielle.calderon@buzzfeed.com or DM her on Instagram.