In this article, we're going to be comparing two countries, namely Colombia and Mexico, and so we're going to be comparing them across 7 important things and this is language stability, security and safety, cultural feel, food, accessibility from the US and Europe, and last but not least recreational things that you may like about one country.
The first thing I want to talk about is the language. Now both countries speak Spanish. Colombia speaks Spanish and Mexico speaks Spanish, but the main difference between the two is in the accent. Colombian Spanish, in my opinion, is a lot more cleaner and more neutral than Mexican Spanish. Mexican Spanish has a lot of slang to it. That even Spain. In Spain, there really aren’t any doesn't really have any, so Colombian does have slang as well, but it's a lot more cleaner, and so if you are looking to move to a country or visit a country and are interested in picking up Spanish, then I would highly recommend Colombia in that regard. But having said that, Mexican has very colorful and lively Spanish as well, and so it's also a good choice if you want to learn Spanish. I actually started learning my Spanish in Mexico.
Next, I want to talk about stability. Both countries are relatively safe and stable. Colombia is very stable both politically and economically. Mexico is also very stable both politically and economically. So from that respect, there's really nothing to worry about. Next, I want to talk about security and safety. These are Latin American countries, so you should not expect the safety of Switzerland. Having said that, both countries are fairly safe. I would probably rate Columbia a little bit more safer. Then Mexico simply because it's more of an organized country and I know it has a bad reputation for drug trafficking and things like that. But still, in my experience Colombia is. Perceivably safer than Mexico
The Cultural Feel
Next I want to talk about the cultural field and when it comes to that aspect, I would say that both of these countries have the typical Latin American feel. They're both very, very Latin American, and so if you have never been to Latin America, then maybe you've seen something on TV related to Latin America, and that is exactly what you're going to be experiencing. Mexico is quintessential Latin American. Colombia is quintessential Latin America. Both of these countries export a lot of telenovelas. These are soap operas for the US and European market, and so there is not much of a difference, but they are different, but it's not worth really going deeper to this in this topic.
Next, I want to talk about the food and this is where we're going to see some interesting differences. Mexican food is known the world over for its very rich and very expensive cuisine. It's also fairly spicy food and everybody has heard about tacos. Guacamole, nachos, things like that. Colombian cuisine is also very rich. Very flavorful. It's all it's not as spicy as Mexican, but it's also definitely worth trying out and so I would rate Colombian cuisine less spicier than Mexican, but also as colorful and rich.
Accessibility from the US and Europe
Next, I want to talk about the Accessibility from the USA and Europe. Colombia in Mexico are fairly similar when it comes to Accessibility. Mexico borders the United States, so it's obviously closer and you are in the South of the United States. You are no more than a couple of hours away from places like Mexico City or even Cancun. Colombia is a little bit more remote, it's about 3 hours or so from Miami to the northern Colombian coast, and so it's still fairly close, but Mexico is closer. But it's not a huge difference.
The Recreational Aspect
And, last but not least, I want to talk about the recreational aspects of both of these countries. Now granted, this is a very subjective topic and so when it comes to recreation, I would say the countries are also very, very similar. Both countries have beautiful beaches on the Caribbean side. Both countries have varied nature. I would even say Colombia is a little bit more varied in that regard because it has the Andes mountain range. And you get a lot of different environments for. For instance, in the capital you have kind of a colder climate, but on the Caribbean coast you have a very very hot climate. Mexico is a little bit less varied in that regard, but still it's also very. Diverse when it comes to recreation and things like that.
And so I would say this is a type and so this is all that I wanted to talk about. I have just covered seven things when comparing two of these countries and it really depends on what you want. These countries are fairly similar in terms of Latin American countries. They're very, very close together. It's almost like comparing Spanish and Portuguese, very similar languages, and that is kind of how I look at both of these countries. So you can't really go wrong with either of these countries. It really comes down to whether you want. More spicy food or you want a more neutral Spanish sounding? Or maybe you want to explore countries that you haven't been to before and you've been to one of these countries. So it really depends on your specific tastes and interests. And so I really hope you've gotten value from this article. Let me know in the comments below what you thought. And I hope you have a safe trip.