On one dreary grey English summer’s day I was sitting in the departure lounge of Heathrow’s Terminal 2 waiting to board a flight which would end up turning my whole world upside down. I was a mess of emotions but most of all I was overcome with fear and doubt. I was anxiously waiting to board my flight to Bogota, Colombia; in 11 hours I would be halfway across the world in a country that is well-known for completely the wrong reasons.
Colombia is a developing up and coming country in terms of business, culture and tourism. In 2017 Colombia was featured in a some travel publications as an ideal destination for travel in 2017, including; Lonely Planet and Travel and Leisure. While many people and companies encourage tourists to visit the country, many still don’t know much about how to travel around the country or where to visit. Transportation in Colombia has dramatically improved over the last 10 years with new routes, companies and transportation links being created monthly.
On the 22nd November 2015 I first stepped foot in this new exciting, unforgettable country – Colombia. After being judged heavily and criticised for embarking on this trip, I forgot what everyone told me and fully embraced the country. It’s true you can never judge a book by it’s cover, you can also never judge a country by the media’s labels of it. I longed to discover more, was this country really how everyone perceived it or was the media’s impression just that an impression. ‘Only one who attempts the impossible, can achieve the impossible’ I like this quote, it shows that unless you try you will never know.
Colombia’s vibrant, culture filled and high altitude capital of Bogota is one South Americas big up and coming cities. With the current Colombian Peso exchange rate it’s the perfect time to visit this incredible city.
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Cartagena Colombia is one of the Caribbean’s most up and coming destinations, with the help of daily flights from around Colombia and to the United States. Cartagena is a city steeped in history, culture, year round hot weather, white sandy beaches and traditional Colombian seafood, what more could you ask for.
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