This is the second time I've lived in Colombia. The second time I've lived in a world of "no seasons." Because of Colombia's latitude and longitude (in other words--it's closeness to the equator) there is VERY little, if any, change in temperature throughout the year. Yes, there are all sorts of temperatures to be found in Colombia from the freezing peaks of la Sierra Nevada to the boiling temperatures of la Guajira and the rainforest humidity found in Leiticia to the temperate, Spring-like temperatures of Medellín, and the somewhat cooler zones of Boyacá and Cundinamarca.
Most people I know dream of chasing the sun and living in a perpetual summer. Well here I am so my life must be sweet as, right?
Unfortunately the reality isn't quite as glamorous. The idyllic relaxed attitudes and lifestyles you encounter on a tropical holiday, are really a by-product of living a life without change. That is to say we are all more relaxed and laid-back when summer and it's long evenings with barbecues and drinks by the pool rolls around.
I'm sure there is a tropical relative of the SADs (which is when you don't get enough sun because of a dark and grey winter) that sends you round the bend from too much sun, day in day out (not to be confused with sunburn). I hope I don't catch it and go troppo, which, incidentally, is the name of the Stu Lloyd book I am currently reading.
This is a great piece of blogging by a 'neighbour' of mine (well, we've never met but she's a fellow expat who lives in the next city, which to me is good enough to warrant the title) at Transatlantic Adventure all about living in the land of no seasons. She sums it all up excellently, have a read.