When I was a kid, Colombia was thought as the most dangerous country – rife with crime and cocaine. I was lucky to visit in 2009 when most of the danger had subsided. I could see myself visiting Colombia again some day. Visiting in December is a great time – there are great Christmas lights in all the cities, a party atmosphere, and the wonderful Salsa festival in Cali.
Medellin (Bright Lights, Big City)
Cartagena (Muddy on the Coast)
Santa Marta & Tayrona Park (How I Really Lost My Swimsuit Top)
Bogota (A Change in Plans)
Manizales (A White Pre-Christmas in the Tropics)
Salento (Wax Palms & Trout)
Cali (!SALSA! until you drop)!