Colombia sure is a country full of vibrant people and a beautiful culture – from music, art, costumes, and more. Unfortunately, present-day Colombia suffers from widespread violence which can be quite risky for tourists and civilians alike.
Some of the biggest reasons for this violence are domestic insurgency, drug-trafficking trade, kidnapping among others. Such crimes happen both in the rural as well as urban areas.
Some of the travel tips for the country include not using your cell phone on the street or hanging your purse behind your back. You’re also advised to never hail a cab from the streets, and always book in advance. Plus, stepping out at night could mean facing catcalling and street harassment for women.