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Villa de Leyva market  
   

Villa de Leyva market

Villa de Leyva has the largest square of any town or city in Colombia. A huge market & party, celebrating the 462nd anniversary of the town's founding, took place on this square during our visit.
Colombia: South America's best kept secret

July 4th 2008
Conquering our fears Back in September 2007, when we started our travels in South America, the one country we were sure we would avoid was Colombia. However, as we travelled through South America we met more and more people who raved about Colombia and who convinced us to at least consider a visit. Colombia still has a reputation as an unsafe country, stemming from the 40 year civil wa ... read more
South America » Colombia

Colombian Flag Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
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