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k0guz 03-10-20 03:39 PM

Third world?
 
We visited Medellin, Colombia, last July. For commuters, at most of the outlying Metro stations, there's free, attended bike parking. For the price of a ticket, about US $1.50. This is not a third world country! :)

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Koyote 03-10-20 04:00 PM

I think the preferred term nowadays is "less-developed country." And Colombia is not a LDC. It is considering a "developing country" by the UN, and is also sometimes referred to as an "emerging economy."

k0guz 03-10-20 04:26 PM


Originally Posted by Koyote (Post 21361098)
I think the preferred term nowadays is "less-developed country." And Colombia is not a LDC. It is considering a "developing country" by the UN, and is also sometimes referred to as an "emerging economy."

I was there 50 years ago in the Peace Corps, and went back with my son and grandson last year. It certainly has changed. A lot. Bicycle commuting is very common, particularly in Bogota and Medellin.

noglider 03-11-20 12:47 PM

Yeah as far as cycling goes, we have a lot to learn from Colombia. I bet I would enjoy visiting. I think I should learn Spanish first.

Korina 03-11-20 02:05 PM

From what I remember, up until the '80s Columbia was a quite sophisticated country, with opera houses and everything. Then cocaine became popular and everything went to hell.

HerrKaLeun 03-11-20 04:25 PM

Parking is free. But how much to get it back?

k0guz 03-15-20 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by Korina (Post 21362458)
From what I remember, up until the '80s Columbia was a quite sophisticated country, with opera houses and everything. Then cocaine became popular and everything went to hell.

They killed Escobar 25 years ago, and it's very sophisticated and very enjoyable to visit. The climate year around in Medellin is perfect. You do need to know Spanish, though.


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