Colombia: The only risk is wanting to stay
Long ignored as a tourist destination for it’s shady past Colombia is finally taking its rightful place as the one of the most fascinating and beautiful countries in the world .
Plaza de Bolivar, Bogota DC
As the only South American country with coasts on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans its shores are home to a wide variety of marine life. The majestic hunchbacked whales migrate along the pacific coast while the caribbean coast abounds with colourful coral reefs and crystal blue waters.
The interior of the country boasts everything from deserts to snow-capped mountains. jungles to glaciers .
Given the overwhelmingly negative media coverage the country receives it is hardly surprising that most people dismiss Colombia out of hand when it comes to planning their next trip. I can understand this because I was also once of this mindset!
If you’re looking for a slightly more reasoned argument about the country being safe for visitors than “Trust me, it’s great!” then have a look at my safety guide for more reassurance.
The key is to speak to people who have actually visited the country. And I challenge you to find one of those people who doesn’t rave about how wonderful the place is – it won’t be easy!
So jettison all those pre-conceptions you have about this country and give it a chance. I did, and I’ve now almost clocked up almost a decade here with no plans of leaving anytime soon!