Monday, November 06, 2006

The one thing my country doesn't have is - Colombia

Well, even when I would like to say my country has got everything, I wont be answering the question so here it goes... Things my country doesnt have...

Seasons... Colombia is just on top of the equator, so we dont have seasons (spring, fall, etc..), but anyway we do have snow in the top of the mountains, hot weather close to the beach, warm and cool weather in the mountains, and we even have "the city of the eternal spring (Medellin)", but we do not have seasons, so the temperature in one place doesnt change much during the year...

Good Transportation & Road system... In Colombia we dont have rail system, expect for a few exceptions, so most of the travelling and transportation is done by road. But with all the mountains, rivers, etc... that we have, and with not a very good planning, our roads are usually not in a good state, and it takes a long time to go from one city to another. We also have air transportation, but our airports are usually very small, even the international airport in Bogota is very small for the traffic it has...

Ecological conscience... Even when we have so many natural resources, and such a wonderful biodiversity, the government doesn't seems to care about it, not do most of the people, so there is a lot of environmental destruction, and it is still becoming worse... just in Bogota the pollution is getting worse and worse, just as the Bogota river is still one of the most contaminated rivers in the world and there is no real projects to do something about it...

Justice and a fair society... we dont have and equitative society. we dont have enough schools, hospitals... and we definitely dont have a good social welfare system.

and so on... guess one of the roots of the problem is, just as Patricio from Argentina said, we don't, and probably cannot, have honest politicians...

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ok, now that I read it again, the topic was... "the ONE thing...", but well, I hope it helps you know more about Colombia... :p

2 Comments:

Blogger Jock said...

Hello Juan,

The situation here is not that different from colombian´s...

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Kitty said...

Oh I wish Iceland had this no season thing going !

3:04 PM  

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