Security is improving in Colombia and this attracts more tourists. Despite the kidnappings and contradictions between different guerrilla movements and paramilitary organizations because of the drug trade, visitors like the central cities in Colombia. The country, long known as the world capital of child abduction and home of the longest-lasting guerrilla warfare in Latin America, now attracts a record number of tourists because of the improved security.
Back in 2007 the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism announced that in the first half of the year Colombian cities attracted more than 560,000 foreign visitors, 7.6% more than the same period in 2006. Crime rates decreased thanks to reforms started by President Alvaro Uribe Velez, who backed up by the U.S. declared war on drug cartels and Marxist rebels.
Anyone having a chance to visit Iceland will surely face unimaginable views. If there is a place where natural environment, traditions and modern lifestyle live in harmony – this is it. Regardless of the purpose of the visit – to meet people or get away from them, Iceland has something to offer to everyone, all year round.
When in town, it feels like in a busy European metropolis. And when in the country it feels like on the moon. Actually, Iceland is maybe the only place on Earth where one can see a typical lunar landscape.
Honduras is indeed among the biggest banana producers, but the real reason to be referred to as such nowadays is its virgin nature. The most interesting tourist routes pass through places connected with the ancient Amerindian civilizations of the region. They start at the Caribbean coast of the country, pass through the capital, and end at the Gulf of Fonseca on the Pacific coast.
Honduras’ capital Tegucigalpa combines colonial and modern architecture. It is famous for its fresh air and mild climate, due to the magnificent pine forests of the surrounding mountains and the continuous inflow of fresh mountain air. The capital city is also rich in historical monuments.
Tourism is the main source of income in Nepal. It offers the easiest, fastest and most inexpensive routes to the mountain paradise of the Himalayas. The small Himalayan country, an oasis of original culture, still attracts thousands of travelers, climbers and mountaineers from around the world.
The capital Kathmandu is the place to settle all the formalities related to trekking and alpine expeditions. Even those who climb the peaks from Tibet’s slopes, start from here. This is the center of expeditionary industry. Although overpriced, in Kathmandu one can buy the best equipment, pay all the taxes, and hire guides and sherpas.