The country of Colombia, emerging from the fog of its violent past, has been shedding its reputation as a dangerous place. For travel, it is still a little on the edge, with many of the country?s sites as yet undiscovered by tourists. In this travelogue, author Alexandra Rosen shares her experiences journeying to Colombia?a place filled with superlatives and unquestionable charm. With her longtime travel partner, Donald Cooney, Rosen provides a lively account of their adventures exploring Bogota, the Coffee Zone, Cartagena, and Tayrona National Park. Colombia blends factual information and historical background with engaging anecdotes and descriptions of the country?s people, cuisine, art, music, and natural and manmade surroundings. Including general tips culled from travel to eighty-nine countries, Rosen describes Colombia as a superb destination as well as a great place for a journey. This guide shares Rosen?s and Cooney?s excursion through Colombia?s history and time, witnessing its past while experiencing its present. They arrived with a collection of facts and data and left with an appreciation of Colombia?s diverse culture and a positive belief in its future.