Colombia - Not So Scary? March 28th 2011 This promised to be an exciting place with the mass of the populace living in terror as drug barons hung with yards of gold chains and diamond ear studs, carrying the latest in US or Israeli arms, cavorted about the place doing as they please. But it wasn't to be. Fox had overblown again.
We arrived on a perfectly acceptable Copa Airlines flight from Panama City, leather seats no less (must b ... read more
South America » Colombia » Bogota 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
Our travels over the years have often sought out those places that we haven't yet experienced. We have loved chasing new places, but there is a change underway. We continue to enjoy experiencing other cultures along with their food, beverages, history and ways of life but now, having a little more freedom, we will also make more effort to seek out out such things as music events and festivals, particular natural attractions that we have missed and places where we can better appreciate the history of a place and its people.
The attraction of the road less travelled and the place less visit... full info