A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to Colombia. No, that’s not Columbia, Couth Carolina but Colombia as in South America. I have to admit that even though this destination had been on my “bucket list” for a long time, I was a little hesitant at first about the trip. After all, I grew up in the 80’s where the only thing you heard about Colombia was the drug cartels and violence going on. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. Colombia is a beautiful country and the people are friendly. I never felt unsafe, even in Bogota. That’s not to say that there aren’t neighborhoods that you shouldn’t go into, just like any other big city. But for the most part it was a clean, modern, progressive city. We toured around the city, visited the Museo del Oro, an amazing gold museum. We visited the Presidential Palace, the La Canderleria neighborhood and I was introduced to different kinds of fruits and Arepas. Next we were off to Cartagena and it was amazing! The old part of the city is surrounded bu a wall and is a great blend of old world history and architecture. Where highlights include sitting at an outdoor cafe, under the moonlight directly across from a hundreds years old church. From carriage rides and bike tours to just walking along the cobblestone streets, each turn leading to a new discovery. Sign up for our RSS updates as we publish great articles on this amazing country.