Well every one speak from the party depends how you did on that.
For talk about Colombia you need be a Colombian to speak with the true or had Visit Colombia many times to see they life's,culture,food and life styles.
Colombia basic is subdivide in 5 main regions and each one have they our culture and food styles, like if you live in FL, versus live on TN and those are the follow:
very happy people,excellent food more like the Caribbean test and little lazy people , by ethnic they are black skin but with the latino physiognomy,central,are more white people and mixed with the latino physiognomy,hard workers,must highly educated and high level of family traditions,
South region is mix north south is more white and latino , south side is more indian direct descent and in to many areas still living by they traditions.
pacific area is boarding the pacific ocean is Black people with very pretty face physiognomy and hard workers.
General speaking Colombian people are hard workers,family oriented,and cultured country,education is mandatory and free in middle school, but because the system also to many people abort the school .
Economy:is a strong country in agriculture,and cattle's with a medial level of dairy,Colombia is reach in fruits, veggies,and petroleum but this one is not highly refined in colombia due the infrastructure is very poor refinery wise.
Colombia unemployment level is about 8-10% maybe, people live in social class poor ,medium high,and between.
Drugs: despite what every one thing Colombian values,moral and principles are highly teach in home so drugs including marijuana is not accepted at home, but you can found it in some places normally in very low class like crack,glues and cocaine residues around homeless,prostitution or in a reach class who can afford.
Marijuana is not part of the social life in high school and college different of what happened in USA.
Tourism: is many beautifully places to visit see those in you tube videos.
Violence: as normal in big city's the levels are high like new york, LA, and others, but I thing you found what you look for.
far is violence and terrorism , the guerrillas in colombia is been exterminated slowly but is getting in there,no recommend to travel by bus Between cities if you are US,UK or other since people thing because you come from those places make you rich automatic, but you can fly and enjoy the country too.
cost of leaving depends where you live but in general you leave Between $250 for family in low class 500-700 medium class and from there high class , and level of life increase too.
Work : is not EASY found a classified job (lab tech, nurse, etc) but you get those more easy then get here in USA far is requirements.
high education give you the better chances,if you are multilingual increase more
proud of be Colombian, USA resident