1. You find arepa incredibly dull.
Good old arepa. How such a basic food could become such a source of excitement and joy is a testament to Colombian optimism. To most visitors the very idea of eating a flat cornbread once, often twice, a day would prompt an exasperated sigh and a slump of the shoulders. Yet Colombians, especially those from Antioquia, see the arepa in a different light. Whether it’s laden with ground beef, avocado, and cheese, or coated in butter and sprinkled with salt, its appeal never diminishes — so much so that consuming the thing three times a day is seen as a normal practice.