5. Contrasts of Colombia
Food and drink mightn’t be top of mind for Colombia, but you’ll be surprised by the excellent dishes on offer here. Tamales wrapped in banana leaves, ‘pandebono’ cheese bread with guava jam, ajiaco (a thick Andean soup with chicken and potatoes, served with corn and avocado) and cheese-stuffed arepas are all mouth-wateringly good. Save room for Colombia’s national specialty, Bandeja Paisa. Beef, plantain, pork crackling, avocado, corn, beans, rice and avocado all topped with a fried egg – this is an English fry up on steroids, and it’s totally delicious!