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Colombia Travel Guide
"Vibrant cities with soaring skyscrapers, elegant port towns cut by cobbled alleys and bougainvillea-shrouded balconies, spectacular national parks from tropical to heavenly-high-alpine, cruise boats, party buses, late-night salsa dancing and glorious shopping. This is Colombia we're talking about!
On the surface, Colombia is a seemingly untroubled country. Media reports, however, still speak of coca fields, violent crime and kidnappings. Beyond the headlines is a thriving society with a rising middle class, some of the best health care and universities in South America, and improved security."
Festivals Place to Visit Fast Facts
Cartagena International Film and Television Festival
"The Cartagena International Film and Television Festival embraces international cinema, with a special emphasis on Latin American film and Colombian television.
The longest-running film festival in Latin America, screenings of films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, Venezuela, Peru and Colombia take place at a number of different cinemas around the city."

Volcn de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)
"The northern coast of Colombia is awash with geographical gems that capture the imagination of the traveller, but none are able to purify the skin in the same way as the mud volcano El Totumo, found close to Cartagena.
For all of you looking for that beautifully natural look, then your search should take you to the Colombian department of Atlntico. Here you will find, rising 15 metres from the ground like an oversized anthill, El Totumo, one of the best examples of a mud volcano and certainly one of the messiest.

A mud volcano is created by natural gases emitted by decaying organic matter underground. As the mud is pushed upwards by the gas, it deposits and hardens above ground. As more mud oozes out and spills over the edge it grows in size, gradually forming what you can see today - a miniature volcano with a rich, creamy mud crater at the top"

Medelln Flower Fair
"The centre of Medelln bursts into flames of colour and a delicious bouquet of sweet smells during the Flower Fair, the city's most important cultural event.
Colombia is famous for its flowers and exports them all over the world. This annual celebration has been going strong since 1957 and is always held during the first two weeks in August."

"Rock in the Park"
"Rock al Parque (Rock in the Park) in Bogot is the biggest and best annual rock festival in Latin America. Three hundred thousand people squeeze into Parque Simn Bolivar to enjoy the consistently great line-up.
Bogot's rock fans can enjoy a wide variety of international, national and local bands performing for free. In the weeks leading up to the event, local up-and-coming groups take part in a battle of the bands for the privilege of performing."