We discovered Colombia a couple of years ago (much as Colombus "discovered" America), and not a moment too soon.

It's an amazing, diverse country, with just about every type of landscape you could think of. It's vast, too, and away from the big cities everything is very spread out. The winding down of guerrilla warfare has allowed peace and tranquility to gradually return to the countryside. Away from the tourist hotspots the Colombian people are amazingly welcoming and helpful. A beautiful country.