What can you do with three weeks in Colombia? A lot, it turns out, even after spending a week in Cartagena taking a weeklong intensive Spanish course! One of the appealing things about Colombia is that its sheer geographic diversity (beaches! mountains! rainforests) mean that you have have many mini-vacations-in-one, depending on how much you move around the country.
While road travel has only recently become easier, thanks to previously dangerous roads becoming safe for daytime and tourist travel, it can still take a long time traversing Colombia's mostly two-lane roads, many of which wind their way through steep mountain passes along with all of Colombia's truck traffic. So, thankfully for the time-strapped tourist, there are also loads of cheap airfares to choose from, making zipping through the country possible (and affordable).Read More