Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Published by Worth | By Alison J. Stein

Geopolitical pressures make the journey to some remarkable destinations a balancing act of risks and rewards.

Colombia: Cities like Bogotá, Cartagena and Medellín bring to mind drug violence, but Colombia has changed a great deal for the better. In Bogotá, the colorful La Candelaria neighborhood includes one of the best museums in Latin America, the Gold Museum, displaying 36,000 pieces of the metal that brought Europeans to the area in the first place. In Cartagena there’s the Caribbean and its spectacular beaches, and in fashion-forward Medellín, you can tour the urban revival in Comuna 13, a neighborhood whose gang violence once made it one of the most dangerous places on earth. And in Colombia’s coffee country you can explore unique landscapes that include monster ferns and huge wax palm trees.

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