August is Coffee Month, So Why Not Celebrate Colombia?

Go Au Pair celebrates coffee month by choosing Colombia as its Featured Country of the Month for August! Families who match with an au pair from Colombia during the month of August will be eligible for $100 off program fees!

I love a good coffee, and where better to get the beans than Colombia? But that is not all Colombia should be known for….let’s explore together!

First, check out this video of one of our Colombian au pairs. One of our Colombian Au Pairs, Eliana

Yes, August really is coffee month. Yes, Colombia produces much of the world’s delicious coffee. Did you know Colombia’s economy is also driven by its production of emeralds, flowers, textiles, industrial chemicals, coal and oil too? An emerging market, Colombia is growing economically. And emeralds, the most sought-after, darkest ones in the world are found only in the deepest mines of Colombia. They are eternally protected by the giant peaks (840 and 500 meters, respectively), the Fura and Tena Crags, representative of the immortal humans created by the god Ares, in ancient Colombian legend, to populate the earth.

Even more fascinating, Colombia is considered one of the earth’s 17 megadiverse countries, or countries believed to contain such a wide array of species as to be considered to harbor a majority of the world’s diverse species. Colombia, along with the United States and 15 other countries, have been identified, back in 1998, as home to such biodiversity!

On top of that, Colombia is a culturally diverse land, like America. Unlike America, a great contributor to Colombia’s diversity is its geographical location, in the northwestern corner of the continent of South America. Today’s Colombians are a blending of the indigenous people with Spanish colonists and Africans arriving as slaves or immigrants from the Middle East and Europe.

With so much more to say about Colombia, I will save that for my next blog about our country of the month!

If you or anyone you know has an interest in live-in, cultural child care, feel free to message me at jlowell@goaupair.com or call me at 401.309.1925 anytime. My name is Joan Lowell and I am the Providence area representative of aupairclearinghouse.com’s #1 rated Au Pair Agency of 2013!

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