Rooting for Colombia in the World Cup
I’m not the biggest soccer fan but one of the most exciting reasons to follow the World Cup is the chance to root for any country around the world you want. For me, rooting for countries I’ve traveled to is the most fun, and to see some of my favorite countries climb the charts every four years has been an absolute thrill. Particularly, when Colombia is doing so well. The World Cup games are always hair-raising events.
I’ve participated numerous live-watching chants for Colombia throughout the World Cup and with each celebration, people continue to ask me “Are you Colombian?” Sadly, I am not, but I have a passion for Colombia given my trip to Bogota back in 2011. With the World Cup championship at stake, I enjoy taking the opportunity to educate people about why Colombia is deserving of a win and personal experiences that further Colombia's reputation as a progressive Latin American country.
Learn more about Colombia
If you travel for food, here are 7 places to check out: Top 7 Places To Eat In Bogotá
If you live here in New York and want a proper Colombian meal, I highly recommend: A Taste of Colombia (via Brooklyn)
If you have hesitations about traveling to Colombia, I recommend reading about the country’s transition in: Bogota, Colombia: A New Influence on Latin America Travel