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Colombia

A hot culture and beautiful people

The Andes, the Amazon, and the Caribbean meet in enigmatic Colombia, a South American highlight that’s growing out of its dangerous past. It’s gorgeous and friendly, a cultural grab-bag; the loudest booms you’re likely to hear are the explosions from the gunpowder-tossing drinking game of tejo, an ancient tradition around here. The key to safety is sticking to the right places. Do see the capital Bogotá, situated on a 9000-foot plateau. In the historic La Candelaria district, you can have local coffee, then take a cable-car ride up towering Monserrate Hill. In cosmopolitan neighborhoods like Zona Rosa, you can walk safely between salsatecas after midnight. Next up is Cartagena, the lovely Caribbean colonial town of plazas lit up with accordion-rich vallenato music. More sea fun is nearby at the coral reefs at Islas del Rosario, or the deep bays and jungle-backed coast at the more remote Tayrona National Park. Offshore, San Andrés and Providencia islands are English-speaking diving centers soaked in Carib culture. Inland, Medellín has shed its drug cartel image, with busy open-air bars at Lleras Park and gondola rides up the Andes. Highway travel is no longer the Russian roulette it was a decade ago, but you’re best off avoiding night buses in favor of planes.

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  • Monserrate

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    Mountain
    in Bogotá, Central Colombia, Colombia

    A hill in the center of Bogota, 3,152 m above the sea level, where there is a 17th century church...

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  • amores3
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  • colombia es un pais maravilloso con dos costas la atlantica y la pacifica,con diversidad de climas .contamos con dos climas invirno verano y la temperatura casi todo el año es de 25 grados. ven a colombia.caliviajes promueve la costa pacifica colombiana .lugares paradiciacos como pianguita ladrilleros.bocana precios economicos 3953109 cali.
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • El mejor país del mundo! The best country!
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • hola, los invito a conocer mi hermoso pais, visita esta pagina alli podras encontrar asesoria de los sitios turisticos mas representativos www.valledelcocora.com.co, visitanos no te arrepentiras.
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  • Colombia, es el lugar donde la fantasía se hace realidad, donde los sueños cobran vida, donde la gente te recive con un abrazo... donde el unico riesgo que que no te quieras ir nunca... Colombia is the place where fantasy becomes reality, where dreams come to life, where people can earn you a hug ... where the only risk that you do not want to go ever ...
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  • Colombia es un país maravilloso, por sus gentes, su música, su comida, su alegría y porque tiene todo lo que el viajero desea encontrar: naturaleza, cultura, monumentos, paisajes, ríos, selvas, montañas, playas. No hay palabras para describir ni siquiera una parte de ella.
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