A few years ago I took a trip to Bogota, Colombia.
Yeah I had all kinds of images in my head of what I might experience in a country with a history known for murder, cocaine, gangs, kidnapping and corruption.
How safe would it be? How modern would it be? What was there to see and do and how what would the people be like?
I am happy to report that it was way better than I expected. The people were friendly. Yes you needed to be constantly aware of pickpockets including them trying to get into your backpack when you weren’t looking.
The food was excellent, the shopping decent and the sights wonderful.
Yes I would not mind going back and seeing places like Cali and Medellin.
The Telegraph in the UK just did an excellent story on why you should go visit Columbia now and what all there is to see and do.