CURRENCY: COLOMBIAN PESOS
POPULATION: 48 MILLION
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN COLOMBIA
1. Take a trip to the top of Monserrate (a cathedral on the top of one of Bogota’s mountains) and take in a marvellous view of the whole city from 3,500m.
2. Explore the Amazon rainforest- trek through the jungle, spotting endangered animals and take a trip down river to spot alligators and pink dolphins.
3. Try some of Colombia’s delicious food - arepas, aijaco, fresh fruits, juices, meats, empanadas and many more.
4. Spend an evening partying like a Colombian, salsa dancing and drinking aguardiente.
5. Visit the white sand and crystal clear waters of one of Colombia’s many Caribbean islands - Rosario Islands, San Andrés or Providencia.
6. Spend a day exploring Barichara - a colonial town with white buildings and cobbled streets.
7. Experience one of Colombia’s many festivals - Feria de Cali, Carnaval de Blancosy Negros in Pasto (January), Carnaval de Barranquilla (February), Fiestas del mar - Santa Marta (July) and Feria de las Flores - Medellin (August)
8. Take a photograph at the top of the Piedra del Penol in Guatapé (a rock in a colourful town near Medellin); the view is one of the best in the world.
9. Marvel at Cartagena’s magical, colonial, colourful buildings and discover Colombia’s Caribbean history.
10. Learn how to salsa dance like a professional in Colombia’s dancing capital Cali.
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By Anny, Travel Destination Writer for TransferTravel.com.
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