Whereas in the United States a good friend might invite you to dinner every now and then, it'd be out of the ordinary for someone you've just met to invite you to eat. This is just another example of the famous friendliness of Colombians.
*To show you're grateful, you'll likely want to reciprocate the invitation at a later date, as is customary in Colombia!
It's very rare to see someone eating with their hands in Colombia, and many Colombians find it offensive if you eat with your hands.
Will an invite back to your hotel lead to a night of passion or a slap in the face and a condemnation to the fires of hell for your sinning ways?
Latin America, though, is rightly renowned for its fiery passions and beautiful people, and to miss out on this side of the region’s culture through fear is far more unforgivable than embarrassing yourself with culturally inappropriate body language.
Popular travel guides like Frommers now hint that Colombia is “poised to become the next big ecotourism destination” [source: Frommers].
Positive profiles on travel shows like Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” have helped pique considerable interest in Colombia’s food, culture and its many natural beauties.