Reasons Why #GrowingUpColombian Is F-cking Awesome

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Honestly, growing up Latino in any way is the best. For real. The music, food, family and knowing another language — what’s not to love about being Latino? But, of course, there are just some things that only people of a certain nationality understand and relate to. Take Colombians, for example. They enjoy all the above-mentioned awesomeness of being Latino, but there are just some things only fellow Colombians will understand:

If you’re Colombian, you definitely know about this Colombian reality show.


It’s like “Survivor” but Colombian, so… better.

And nothing is as satisfying as some Frisby‘s chicken, amirite?

You just can’t say no to some mouthwatering salchipapas, or basically anything covered in papitas.


Not to mention all the other non-basic Colombian snacks.

You are taught from a young age that manners are never too formal.

You literally can’t even understand the Goya obsession.


Bon Bon Bums are the three most beautiful words ever strung together.


Seriously. There are just about the best damn candy on the planet. #SorryNotSorry

Sadly, ignorant people always assume you are in some way connected to a drug cartel.


But, like, do you really think a Colombian would tell you if they were?

 

And you have to always explain that the Colombian accent in the movies is from a very specific region in Colombia.

 


It’s like people being surprised you don’t sound like Tim McGraw even though you grew up in Boston.

Arepas and caldo don’t know a season, and it’s for good reason.

 

This song.


Joe Arroyo knows how to get a party started!

 

This phrase that literally sums up your life.

 

And, lastly, having to explain to other Latinos just what makes your food different (and better) than theirs.


But, in the end, we are all Latino with some of the richest culture in the world. ¡Viva Latinos!


READ: Abuelita’s Colombian Dichos Every Latino Should Live By

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