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44. Colombia: Arepa with Chili Chicken and Guacamole

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Drugs, violence and kidnapping not very long this was a pretty accurate picture the papers painted for us of Colombia, but the sights, sounds and people tell a different kind of story these days. Colombians are taking back their country and are celebrating their culture, their traditions and food. In only 10 years the large drug cartels have quietly fade into the background. To say Colombia is multicultural is an understatement Caribbean, hispanic and native influences are to be found throughout the country.

The Beautifull City of Cartagena
The Beautifull City of Cartagena

Here are some things you didn’t know about Colombia

  • Colombia is one of seven countries that the United Nations indentified as major food exporters. Just about anything will grow there from kale to mangoes to potatoes.
  • Colombians get 70% of their electric power from hydro. Their country’s rivers and winds are able to supply double the amount of energy they need.
  • ┬áColombia has more freshwater than the US and Canada put together.
  • Medellin, home of the legendary late cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar is today one of the safest cities in South America.
  • Corinto in the department of Cauca, is the only place in the world where chickens learned how to swim, which the do in order to mate with the ducks that live on an island in the local river.

So this recipe was epic! Wow I was sooo impressed! And so was my family, my brother was so dissapointed when het came back from school and there were no leftovers the next day, even though I made extra. The chicken tasted sooo rich.

Yummy Chili Chicken Areppa
Yummy Chili Chicken Areppa

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