We know what you’re thinking: how hard is it to pack for a trip to Colombia? Sure, you could haphazardly throw some clothes in a bag and hop on a plane, but that method will leave you scrambling for supplies once you land. It’s better to arrive in the country with the following items so you can spend your time in Colombia admiring the country’s beauty instead of looking for a new toothbrush.
The plan was never to live in Colombia. The plan was to travel around Colombia for two weeks, then head to Peru for an internship. That internship didn’t work out, and I found myself on a flight back to Colombia. I can’t tell you exactly why I chose to return to Colombia instead of trying to find a new opportunity in Peru. What I do know is something was pulling me back to the country where I had just spent two fabulous weeks.
It's not surprising that Colombia is becoming a fast growing holiday destination, it has everything to offer; beautiful beaches, mountain ranges, deserts, Amazon rainforest, hundreds of rare species of birds and animals and much more.
If Colombia’s three largest cities were siblings, Bogotá would be the middle child. Sure, it’s the country’s capital, but it’s often overlooked. Overshadowed by Medellín’s pleasant climate and Cartagena’s coastal ambience, Bogotá tends to just be the city to catch international flights for many travelers. But those same travelers are missing out big time because there are so many reasons to put Bogotá on your itinerary while visiting Colombia. Here are just a few: