Watching the World Cup in Columbia
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Oct 1, 2013 9:53 AM Last Post By: fezudu00
Sep 19, 2013 11:01 PM
Watching the World Cup in ColumbiaEveryone - need your help. Unable to get a reasonably priced flight to Brazil (from Australia) so we're thinking of travelling around Columbia and watching the games (in a restaurant? pub?) after a morning of touring. How feasible is this? From what I've been reading Columbia sounds a scary place. Had a look at Venezuela but that looked scarier. We just want to be in the same time zone (more or less) so we can watch the games live in the afternoon/evening and do a litle touring in the morning.
Anyone with any alternatives? Any other ideas?
Sep 20, 2013 1:19 AM
1Well if you just want to be in roughly the same time one, you might as well consider Argentina or Uruguay or Paraguay as well.
I think the general consensus on this board is that Colombia is much safer than many people think and that the view of it as some sort of war zone is rather dated. I'm heading there myself in a couple of months so we shall see.
Sep 20, 2013 3:36 AM
2Crime in Colombia is not as a bad as people think. However it is bad compared to Australia and varies a lot.
Bogota is safer than some US cities whilst Cali and Medellin's murder rates are a lot higher.
How about the carribean coast? Cartagena is really nice.
Just one thing if Australia play the same time as Colombia you might find it difficult to see Australian games on TV.
Sep 20, 2013 12:49 PM
3Colombia will be a great place to watch World Cup football, they adore this sport (I was lucky to visit a Copa Libertadores match of Once Caldos in Manizales).
If you stay on the main track and use common sense you are not likely to get into (big) troubles, in fact I found Colombia to be safer than surroundings contries like Venezuela and Ecuador.
Sep 20, 2013 12:51 PM
Sep 22, 2013 4:19 AM
I did see Brazil vs. Spain in Confederation cup in a mall in Zona Rosa in Manizales.
There was a restaurant area with several big screens TV: s. I had a dinner while
watching the game from Brazil. However Colombia is two hours behind Brazil.
So early games start even earlier in Colombia I suppose 2 PM, 4 PM and 6 pm
will be the time for the games in Colombia.
Colombia is playing very well in the qualification to the world cup so the interest
will be very high in Colombia next year. A South American team normally wins
World cup then it´s played in South America. Brazil has never won World Cup as
an organizer so Colombia might win it in the end? After what it’s time for celebration!
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