Colombia in Bloom

6356399-fields-planted-with-potatoes-in-bloom-andes-mountains-colombia[1]While Colombia has been notorious for decades as an exporter of illegal substances, the country has a lesser known export with a much brighter connotation: flowers. The exportation of roses and carnations brings the country almost $1 billion annually, giving many communities much to celebrate. Every year, the history of flowers in Colombia is enjoyed by spectators from around the world during the Feria de las Flores, a colorful parade filled with tradition and pride for this cheerful commodity.