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What to see and do in Colombia – a regional guide to the best places

Colombia is a vast and beautiful country, where every region has something different to offer. The problem is always going to be having time to see it all, but whether you’re rafting through the rainforest, hiking in the Andes, sunbathing on a tropical beach or dancing salsa in a historic city, you’ll create memories to last a lifetime. From the powerhouse capital, Bogotá, its skyscrapers dwarfed by the Andes, to the laid-back vibes of Cali, Colombia has it all.

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Where to shop in Colombia – a guide to retail therapy by city

In a country of as many natural riches and artistic talents as Colombia, it’s not surprising that the shopping scene in the major cities is thriving. Medellín leads the way with independent fashion houses, producing some of the most exciting new trends, while Bogotá and Cali offer high-quality artisan markets alongside modern shopping malls. Cartagena, true to its jewel-box appearance, is the center of Colombia’s emerald trade, with a popular sideline in candy.

Where to eat in Colombia – a guide to regional cuisine

Colombia’s food is as diverse and rich as the country itself. The hardy Andean highlands produce maize and potatoes, which influence the cuisine of Bogotá, while in Cartagena, the Caribbean Coast offers up a bounty of seafood.

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