In a recent end of the year poll by the New York Times, Colombia is voted as the number two choice behind Istanbul. Colombia has recently gained much notoriety as an up and coming tourist destination since 2004-2005 when the security situation began to improve dramatically across the country. The historic colonial beach-side town of Cartagena and the capital city of Bogota lead the pack with recent tourist influx followed by once notorious Medellin, Colombia.
Excerpt from related travel article about Colombia:
Unfairly or not, Colombia is still known for its cocaine cartels and street violence, but cool-hunting travelers are calling it Latin America’s next affordable hot spot. Bogotá, its capital, has emerged as a role model of urban reinvention. Starting in the late 1990s, the city underwent a breathtaking transformation. Sidewalks, once used mainly for parking, are now lined with bicycle paths and tree-shaded cafes. An innovative bus system zips residents across the traffic-congested city. And museums and restaurants have opened in its historic center, including the refurbished Museo del Oro, which houses pre-Columbian treasures.
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