The New York Times | 7/21/2010 12:00:00 AM
In Colombia, Pillories and the Lonely Planet People
July 21--I love visiting Colombia, for much the same reasons that I love visiting the Bronx: both are saddled with outdated reputations that scare people away from visiting, which makes for fewer visitors, which makes them even better places to visit.
I was met with a rude surprise: Popayán had been discovered! Not by tourists, mind you, but by the International Conference of Educational Information Technology, which had snapped up pretty much every decent hotel room in town.
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