INFORMATION ABOUT LA GUAJIRA, COLOMBIA

La Guajira

When the traveler crosses the bridge in Palomino, past the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, he enters the department of Guajira. Here you will see the dramatic change in vegetation and climate, the aridity of a very unique desert begins replace the greenery of the tropical rainforest

Over the kilometers incorporate the landscape a new and distinc...

When the traveler crosses the bridge in Palomino, past the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, he enters the department of Guajira. Here you will see the dramatic change in vegetation and climate, the aridity of a very unique desert begins replace the greenery of the tropical rainforest

Over the kilometers incorporate the landscape a new and distinctive feature: women dressed in gaudy blankets waiting patiently in the sun at the edge of the road. it could not be understood without the Wayuu Guajira and do not understand these without their laborious and intriguing women whose social importance within the ethnic group is, in many cases, higher than that of the same men.

A good woman Wayuu is characterized by prudence, wisdom and excellent fabric and unique earthly authority should consult their decisions is that of his maternal uncle. The society is divided into clans which is especially important a figure dedicated to the administration of justice and last year declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO: babbler, his job is to mediate to resolve conflicts between individuals or clans, cases can range from marital or commercial arrangements to fights or violent deaths.

When a Wayuu Indian dies he goes to a place of happiness where it rests called Jepirá, we know it as the Cabo de la Vela

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