Colombia Travel Guide

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Colombia's location on the continent's northern tip makes it the only South American country that fringes both the Atlantic and Pacific. It's rich in emeralds, coffee, and oil. And, because it straddles the equator, it's one of the lushest countries in terms of tropical flora and wildlife---there are more species of birds in Colombia than anywhere else in the world. You can jump on a plane and in less than an hour find yourself in a different dramatic setting---be it the cobblestone streets of a weathered colonial port, the stalls of a crowded market where Guambiano merchants still speak the tongues of their ancestors, or at the base of snow-covered peaks rising sharply from a steamy coastal plain.

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