Colombia: conclusion and tips

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  • 16 days + 32 days;

  • 2 + 2 domestic flights;

  • traveled by bus, plane, willy, truck, shared van, metro, cable car and motorbike;

  • visited valleys, mountains, big cities, the jungle, the coast and the desert, from 0m to 4.500m with temperatures from 0C to 35C;

  • 4 colonial cities visited;

  • 2+1 failed volcano hikes + 1 volcano success;

  • 1 coffee tour (2015);

  • 1 fiesta mayor (2012);

  • 1 popular singer’s funeral in Cali (2012);

  • 2 salsa lessons (2015);

  • 1 salsoteca night (2015).

What I liked MOST

  • Many different regions, landscapes and climates;

  • Most welcoming people in South America, people are the best in Colombia!;

  • Country (still) not spoiled by tourism;

  • Food, accommodation, transportation and entrance tickets not expensive (except in Cartagena de Indias).

 

What I liked LEAST

  • Local food;

  • Some areas are still sensitive or off-limits.

 

MY TIPS

  • Set menus are a cheap option for lunch but they are always the same;
  • Don’t leave Colombia without tasting a “bandeja paisa” and of course its coffee!
  • ATH network (look for the logo) ATMs are free of charge. I was very happy using Banco de Bogotá.

 

My Colombia Pictures :

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