Mexico is a country with an internationally recognized cuisine with characteristic flavors and dishes like burritos, tacos, chili, tequila, mezcal, and the list could continue. In my country, Colombia, many restaurants are named as Mexicans, which try to mimic the seasoning and flavor of this land, however, being in Mexico I have experienced that are totally different.
To 1.923 meters above sea level in the department of Quindio, Colombia, just in the heart of the country; Filandia is located. A place of frosty and misty mornings but you feel it warm with the friendliness of its people. Also known as the “Illuminated Hill of Quindio”, it is one of the smallest municipalities of the department, has only three main streets running through the village from one side to another and no more than 12,500 inhabitants, but is a place full of beauty, tradition, and is surrounded by beautiful coffee landscapes that characterize this part of the country, located in central mountain range of Andes.
The Golden Temple known as Harmandir Sahib, is located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab state, near the Pakistani border. This a Sikh religion temple, developed in the context of conflict between Islamist and Hindu belief in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It is said that this temple was built with seven hundred and fifty kilograms of pure gold between 1588 and 1604 by Guru Arjan Dev. In addition to being made of gold the temple has four entrances, one on each side, which symbolize the opening of the Sikh religion to all religions in the world among other aspects that are embodied in the teachings of their gurus. The temple is surrounded by a lake called Amritsar (as the city name) meaning pool of nectar in which thousands of pilgrims visiting the temple have the opportunity to take a bath.