Having never been to Columbia
, I for one would like to see it as the local's would have it... Not some contrived image of what is desired by the lucky few who have the luxury of sailing all over the world and then placing their own expectations upon others while then bemoaning the others for not bowing to their desires.
I am thinking the true adventure of sailing and seeing other cultures is actually seeing other cultures...DUH!
I get a little fired up reading folks from areas considered affluent complaining about some of the "LOCAL" ways in other countries... Get over it!
I want to experience the true lifestyle differences and enjoy other cultures, please don't ruin it prior to my ability to get there and see for myself... Good or bad. (Especially the longshoreman union workers)
I have heard only "GOOD" things about Columbia
from others who travel there often and have purchased property there since experiencing the true cultural differences... As with most other places "MOST" of the people are good, honest, hard working people eager to make new friends and share cultural differences.