Colombia is like the world in one country. Snow-capped peaks rise from palm-fringed beaches; deserts, rain forests and everything in between form habitats for plants and animals in one of the most biodiverse nations on earth; and the culture is as varied and vibrant as the land. With adventure, relaxation and welcoming, friendly people Colombia is a paradise yet to be discovered by most of the world.
The downside? Colombia has one of the most unequal distributions of wealth in the world and human rights abuses abound. Nevertheless, there are many examples of courage and resistance in the face of such adversity.
So, whilst Colombia is one of the most dangerous places to be a trade unionist or a human rights activist, it is one of the best places to visit as a tourist.
I am a solicitor (lawyer) by profession but my life has been significantly curtailed since a virus I caught three years ago left me chronically ill. I am also an aspiring writer working on my first novel, which is set partly in London and partly in Colombia.
If you are interested in Colombia, travel, travelling with children or adventurous travel for the chronically ill, you might enjoy my blog.
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