The duty tax to the receiver can be more than the value of the gift.
If your fiancée is unable to pay the tax, they will not return your package.
While Barranquilla is a business city and not a tourist destination (except during the Carnival), it is between two cities that are tourist destinations and receives extra protection as a result.
The few roads along the coast allow for the searching of automobiles to prevent trouble from entering the area.
Understand that while Colombia is more dangerous than the U. there is a very small-to-insignificant chance of being a crime victim.
I do not feel the slightest concern with my safety in Colombia because I only go and do what reasonable men would go and do, as will you.
Secondly, Northern Colombia has a five-month dry spell when the jungle becomes semi-barren.
This prevents the natural canopy coverage that the guerrillas get in other regions of Colombia.
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Here are the facts: The murder rate in Colombia is much higher than in the U.
S., but what you must keep in perspective is that if you take a very, very small number and multiply it 5 or 6 times you still have a very small number.
You will be able to visit Cartagena, the number one tourist destination in Colombia which has a well-protected toll road from Barranquilla and also Santa Marta.
Travel destinations to these particular cities are secured in order to protect the tourist trade.