Visiting Colombia

Going to Colombia? 10 things to know before you visit

CNN) — There was a time when few travelers visited Colombia, when the country was synonymous with drug lords, when the only English you heard on the streets was spoken by American Marines. That Colombia — a country of conflict and cartels — has largely disappeared, replaced by a rejuvenated capital of Bogota and a […]

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The Best Places to Visit in Colombia

This article isn’t intended to be a detailed guide to the country, more of a taster of the things to do in Colombia during a first visit. Whether you have a week, a month or more, here are some of my highlights from my visit to Colombia.

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10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Colombia

Colombia for so long was the international troubled kid who no-one wanted to play with, in the last couple of decades it has performed a startling turnaround, from drug and murder capital of the planet to a welcoming and traveller friendly new-world economy. Our guest bloggers, a travelling Australian couple (Fish and Sizzle) from Look […]

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Colombia travel Insurance

Ideally, all travelers should have a travel insurance policy, which will provide some security in the case of a medical emergency, or the loss or theft of money or belongings.

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10 common mistakes when buying travel insurance

Every journey and every traveler is unique. Check before you buy. Travel insurance is not so simple. Does your group insurance or credit card offer travel coverage? Does it cover all your needs? Ask a travel agent, instead of one of the top ten insurance gaffes … 1. Why make sure? I am young and […]

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What You Need to Know about Colombian Food

Colombia is not the country to be counting calories in. In fact, it’s the kind of country where you need to discreetly unbutton your pants under the table and tuck in for something delicious because great food is around every corner.

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The best places to know 2

Medellin I really had to pull myself away from Medellin, which surprised me because at first sight (on Google images) it looked like nothing more than another over-populated, over-polluted South American City.

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The Best Places to Visit in Colombia

After spending two months of (slow) travel in Colombia, here’s my list of the best places to visit in Colombia and what to see and do when you’re there.

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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU VISIT COLOMBIA

Here are 23 essential things to know so you can have the best trip possible in South America’s new favourite backpacker country.

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