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Colombia

Colombia is back. After decades of civil war, Colombia is now safe to visit and travelers are discovering what has been missing. The diversity of the country may surprise you. Modern cities with skyscrapers and nightclubs? Verify. The beautiful beaches of the Caribbean? Verify. Amazon jungle walks and safaris? Verify. Colonial cities, archaeological ruins, high mountain trekking, whale watching, coffee plantation, diving, surfing, the list goes on.

No wonder the style of ‘magical realism’ of the Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, left here – not a dreamlike quality in Colombia. Here in Ecuador, with the sun up forever, the fertile soil beneath your feet, heart-stopping views in all directions and the warmth of the locals that puts you at ease – you may find it hard to leave.

Colombian culture, as the country’s climate varies with altitude. The essence of Colombia is in the alpine mountains in the cities of Bogota, Medellin and Cali, and the smaller cities of the coffee. This is the industrial heartland. Geographic isolation has kept the accent relatively unaffected by external influence; Spanish here is accurate and easy to understand. The infrastructure in the mountainous region is good, clean water, roads in good condition. In the heat of the Caribbean coast, life is slower and more relaxed culture. The accent is the accent leisurely Caribbean Basin, and infrastructure, unfortunately, is still in need of some attention.
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In darkest days people used to say, “if only it were not for the violence and drugs, Colombia would be paradise.” Well, the drugs may still be here, but the violence is gone, at least for now, and is indeed paradise. It is an easy country to fall in love with, and to many travelers. Could well become your favorite country in South America.

Nicaragua

Smoking Volcano Conception and place of ash with almost perfect silver, pure Lake Nicaragua to pierce the cloudy sky. “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes in fact, we think, like the waves of Cocibolca (the old Indian name of this” Mar Dulce “) of rock suddenly his tight little in awe unspeakable. To these symbols of the nation, the wind on water, the fire of the earth – to convey the meaning of the elemental passions of Nicaragua’s most powerful, poetry (not set them up, unless you want) and the revolution.

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If you climb Concepción you will look over beautiful colonial Granada and its hundreds of small tropical islands (islets), through the thin isthmus dotted with crater lakes where the Pacific breaks gap in the cove beaches. Beyond, red and black Momotombo Volcano towers over Lake Managua – its counterpoint is the massive iron silhouette of Sandino, conscience of the nation and solemn function that defines the horizon of Managua. Proud León also beckons with its churches and museums, while the cloud forests, sparkling waterfalls and amazing coffee and fresh green in northern Nicaragua can tempt up. Here in the mountains and lakes, the mightiest rivers of Central America begin their journey through the autonomous, indigenous ownership of the hills of the Caribbean coast to the sea.

For visitors of a certain age, only the name of Nicaragua – taken from a tribal chief of the wisdom and power that can never disappear from the collective memory of this nation – evokes grainy images of guerrillas dressed in camouflage, dotted with features and soundtrack of 1980. Despite having completed more than 15 years, leaving one of the safest countries in the Americas, Nicaragua, the Contra war is all too often our collective memory of the land of Nicarao.

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Venezuela

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While other South American countries are romanticized for the tango, Machu Picchu or Carnaval, Venezuela’s international swirls the reputation of all the oil, the brash political style of President Hugo Chavez and the occasional international beauty contest winner. However, there is much more to Venezuela than these typical questions headliner. As a matter of fact, Venezuela is a country of astonishing range and remains a land that is very undervisited by international travelers.

The country claims Andean peaks, the longest stretch of Caribbean coast in a single nation, islands amid tranquil turquoise waters, wetlands filled with caimans, capybaras, piranhas and anacondas, the vapor of the Amazon, and savanna dotted with rolled capped mountains called tepuis. The world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls (Salto Angel), collapses 979m from the top of a tepui in Canaima National Park. Those seeking adventure will find hiking, snorkeling, diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, paragliding and more. Even better, most of these sites are within a bus ride one day or a short flight from the other. People interested in culture can revel in the pulsating salsa clubs the capital, Caracas, explore various regional festivals, look for arts and crafts in the bucolic towns of the interior, or make a hit look at some of the world’s best up-and-coming baseball players hit some entries in a local stadium. Chavez himself, and his socialist “Bolivarian revolution” has become a national attraction and have begun to draw spectators, aspiring documentarians and volunteers for the country.

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