Travelling with great care and in short stages through this country in the northern part of South America.
date of entry 14/12/1998
area 1.138.748 km²
GDP 328,4 Bill. US-Dollar
official language Spanish
Friends had warned the Holtorfs against driving through this country. Criminal gangs which made large amounts of money through the drugs trade had whole regions under their control. However, they ventured from one place to the next after consulting the police and the military. Everything went well, and the couple encountered, not bandits, but nothing other than friendly and helpful people.