The vibrant culture, the delicious food, the humble faces and did I mention... the food?
Every country I've visited (so far) has a special place in my heart and Colombia is no different. It is a street food, Latin music, nature lover's dream. The best part was being able to witness the vast diversity of environments that exists within each city. We had the pleasure of visiting Bogota DC, Cartagena and Medellin. If you plan on visiting anytime soon, check out some of my tips for making the best out of your trip!
Here are a few of my suggestions:
Use Uber! Getting around in a taxi can be pretty expensive, (especially if they can tell that you're not from there). Uber is safer and cheaper. However, there is a huge rivalry against the taxis and the Uber drivers, so be mindful of the area in which you get the Uber.
Do not be afraid of street food! It's delicious, quick and of course, cheap. It was nice to not have to sit down in a restaurant to eat well. Plus, when you have so many places to visit in a day it helps to find an empanada or arepa stand in just about every corner. In addition to the food, we loved buying tinto from street vendors, it's Colombian homemade coffee and it'll keep you up through all of your sightseeing.
Do try Aguardiente or as the locals call it, "Guaro". It is a Colombian liquor consisting of sugar cane molasses, anise essential oils, and water. Yes, it is very very strong but come on, it's traditional!
Try exotic fruits! Pitaya and guanabana were my favorite.
If you have ever traveled to Colombia, be sure to leave any suggestions below. Thanks for stopping by!