If you need to slow down for a weekend, your options are endless- venture to the countryside for beautiful Spanish colonial towns, or head to the beach at Cartagena to dip your toes in the tropical water and enjoy incredible scuba diving. If you're feeling like an Indiana Jones kinda weekend, climb into the mountainous northern amazon rainforest to explore newly re-discovered ancient cities that were long ago reclaimed by the rainforest vines. For some class and culture, Bogota, the capital city, sits against the Andes at a high altitude and boasts excellent arts and museums. Medellin, at a warmer altitude, has a more playful and party-going vibe and is booming with an entrepreneurial business economy. Ride cable cars up and down hills to the metro, spend an afternoon in barefoot park dipping your toes in the water and walking on soft grass, and dance it up at night in endless salsa bars.