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Foreigners Are Finally Realizing That Colombia Is A Great Place To Visit

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August 20, 2012

The Daily Telegraph

Foreign tourists are wising up to Colombia, thanks in part to the positive publicity generated by the Hay Festival in Cartagena, offshoot of that literary gathering in the Welsh Borders. The number of British visitors increased by 40 per cent in 2011 alone. They come, first and foremost, for the natural bounty the country has to offer. Packed into a country the size of France and Spain combined are three ranges of the Andes, miles of Caribbean beaches, dense jungles that reach right to the shores of the Pacific, and the might of the Magdalena and Amazon rivers. Measured per square foot, Colombia is the most biodiverse country in the world. It has more species of birds, frogs and orchids than any other country and hundreds more have yet to be classified.