If there were ever a country that suffered from a case of seriously bad
press, it's Colombia. It's not well known by travellers, so the border
feels like crossing one of the last frontiers of travel. Colombia is
ripe for discovery, and there is a little of everything: green valleys,
golden beaches and snow-capped mountains, colonial fortresses and
Bogota's frenetic energy... everything, it seems, except tourists.
intellectual Medellin to Cali's salsa clubs (birthplace of both cumbia
and Gabriel Garcia Marquez) Colombia is musical and literary in equal
measures. Welcoming and intelligent, the spicy, fun-loving Colombians
too may surprise you. And while it is true that travel in Colombia
demands some extra awareness, care, and preparation, the extra energy is
rewarded a hundredfold.