Colombia is a gorgeous country and I feel we shortchanged ourselves for not spending more time there. Sure, Cartagena is still the most beautiful city in South America but what really took my breath away was the countryside with its green mountains and deep valleys. All the people we've encountered were very kind to us, quite the opposite of what we were warned before entering the country. I personally felt much safer here than in Mexico, where I had to be constantly vigilant. I hope to return to this country again and explore it with less time constraints.