I moved to Colombia back in 2007 to assist a competitor in opening a call center in Bogota. I am in the telephone answering service business. I had been living between my home in Miami and my second home in San Jose, Costa Rica. My first reaction to the invitation was the same as most people would have. First you think of drugs, then you think of explosions. I did briefly remember the movie “Romancing the Stone”, which made the place seem like an adventure. Having traveled most of Latin America and speaking Spanish fluently, I decided to give it a try.
The first thing you’ll notice when you land is that the plane seems to be going awfully fast. This is because Bogota sits at around 9,000 feet and the air density is very low, so planes need to move faster to keep up their airspeed...More