Living and Teaching English in Colombia - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Although South America has been a popular destination for teaching English abroad for many years, there are several countries in the region that have only recently come onto the scene in a serious way and one of those is Colombia.
With a tourism industry that is growing rapidly every year and an increasing level of cross-border business, the demand for EFL teachers in Colombia is now high.
If you would like to explore one of the region’s lesser-known countries, take a look at these guides before you set off.
In recent years Colombia has shaken off its negative image and the country is now rapidly becoming one of the hottest new destinations in Latin America.
Take a look at this guide for ideas on the top adventures to look forward to, such as exploring the Lost City of Teyuna and taking a mud bath in the Totumo Volcano.
With so much to offer including year-round warm weather, pristine beaches on both the Pacific and the Caribbean coast, lush tropical jungles and dozens of stunning national parks, it is no surprise that Colombia has a fast growing expat community.
It also recommends some great beaches to enjoy, delicious local food that you must try and some useful Spanish language that you can practice before you head off.
Are you looking for an up and coming destination that is a little off the beaten track?
One huge attraction is the country’s 3,000 kms of coastline that includes both the Pacific and the Caribbean.
As if that wasn’t enough, you will also find that Bogotá is bursting with culture to explore and the local people are genuinely pleased to welcome foreign visitors.
Then take a look at these 5 reasons why Colombia is a great option for either a short or long-term stay.
As well as great beaches, Colombia also boasts snow-capped mountains and a greater diversity of flora and fauna than almost anywhere else on Earth.
The best advice is to check out Colombia before the rest of the world catches on.
Monserrate is a mountain that rises to over 3,000 meters above sea level in the very heart of Bogota, the capital city of Colombia.
The mountain is also a popular attraction with visitors as it offers spectacular views across the city, particularly at sunset.
Once at the top you will find a range of facilities including restaurants and souvenir shops.
The church on the summit of the mountain has been a place of pilgrimage since the 17th century and many thousands each day still make the climb in an act of penance.
If you don’t want to tackle the climb to the summit you can also reach it via a funicular train or a cable car that only takes a few minutes.
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