Colombia questions

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1. Posted by ErwinNL (Full Member 51 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Planning to travel from Cartagena down the panamericana to Quito Equador by bus. Wich places are unsafe and sould I avoid and wich places souldnt I miss. What is the general security situation on this route and is it safe by bus?

Any other colombia info advise would be welcome aswell.

2. Posted by jackboy (Inactive 350 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I cannot answer your question but I was in Cartagena for 5 days Feb this year before heading for Bogota and I had to force myself to leave Cartagena as the people where so friendly and their was lots of Travellers staying for a few days so its a must place to go.
I dont think you will have any problems on the Panamerican to Quito as its a well travelled route and Lonely Planet South America will guide you safely onwards.
Have a great trip and wishing you well.
al de bes Mon

3. Posted by mntiburon (Budding Member 12 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I was just in Colombia in May, and the bus travel was very good (except they blasted the AC so cold I could not sleep one night!) Bring a blanket for the bus, and it should not be a problem. Bus travel is a bit more dangerous in southern Colombia, but it should not be a problem. Avoid Florencia at all costs. My fiance works for a bus company, and this is what she told me. The scenery in Colombia is amazing. Sit back and enjoy the views of the Andes!