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Kindness in Colombia - My Internship Experience

Last year I travelled to Colombia to backpack around the country for two months before I continued south towards Ecuador. Before I left, I heard the usual ‘it’s dangerous’, ‘why would you want to go there’, and ‘that is not a country for tourists’ from anyone who heard about my trip. None of these warnings prevented me from travelling there, and I am beyond grateful that they didn’t. Experiencing the beauty of Colombia was one of the reasons I wanted to come back here again to do an IDDIP internship, and I was placed in the UN Development Programme in Bogotá in their Poverty and Sustainable Development Unit.

Colombia is most widely known for issues arising due to armed conflict, but there is so much more to this country than that. It is a country full of contradictions: of massive cities and quiet villages, of kindness in most people and violence in some, of high mountains and low-laying coasts, and of modernity and tradition. What has genuinely surprised me during my internship here i…

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