When people first think of going to South America they often think of Machu Picchu or Buenos Aires - the Paris of South America. For many, the old history of Colombia being a crime-ridden drug-plagued country means that so many people are hesitant to visit.
But those days are over and Colombia has become a stable country with a population so vibrant and welcoming that for those that visit they often remark the country has become one of their favourite to visit.
It is also a great country to visit in South America if you are looking for a bit of luxury or the comforts of home. With many new international hotel chains setting up operations it's not surprising to see why Travelzoo listed it as one of the best values for 2013, read more about that and where to go here.