Vibrant cities with soaring skyscrapers,
elegant port towns cut by cobbled alleys and bougainvillea-shrouded
balconies, spectacular national parks from tropical to heavenly-high-alpine,
cruise boats, party buses, late-night salsa dancing and glorious
shopping. This is Colombia we're talking about!
On the surface, Colombia
is a seemingly untroubled country. Media reports, however, still
speak of coca fields, violent crime and kidnappings. Beyond the headlines
is a thriving society with a rising middle class, some of the best
health care and universities in South America, and improved security.