The official language spoken in Colombia is Spanish
Colombian peso (COP)
1000 COL$ is 25p, so 4000 COL$ is approximately £1.
UTC-05:00 - meaning you'll be five hours behind UK time when you travel there.
A typical drink in Colombia will cost anywhere from $1,500COL (£0.70) for a beer in one bar to $14,000COL (£3.50) down the street at higher end establishments.
Grab a bite to eat for lunch for about $14,000 COL (£3.50)... or even less if you hit up the local street food stalls.
Catching a taxi? You're looking to pay about $6,000 per mile - that's £1.50.
Public transportation in Colombia is a little pricier than it is in neighbouring countries like Brazil and Panama. A Metro train ride can cost you as little as 50p, and local busses around towns or cities are not much more. Longer distance coach rides however, can cost up to £30.
Want a cheap bed? A dorm bed in a hostel can cost you as little as £4 a night. For a private double room in a hostel, expect to pay upwards of £8-10 per person.
Colombia is full of quant family run guesthouses which can range from £15 to £30 per person per night. You'll be able to find cheaper 3* or 4* hotels with swimming pools for around £40 or upwards a night.
Colombia's Caribbean coast, including Medellin, is warm and dry most of the year, making it an ideal holiday choice any time of the year. If you're heading south, to the Andes, wrap up warm, as nights can get chilly.
If you're visting Colombia around Easter time, you may be lucky enough to party at Carnival de Barranquilla... the second largest carnival in the world after Rio's!
Also try fritanga - another word for offal, a heaped plate of meat - chorizo sausage, ribs, chops, steaks or kidneys in any combination, fried with potatoes and/or cooking bananas in a deep saucepan.
Perhaps lesser known, Colombia is the world's largest producer of emeralds, and you'll have many opportunities to buy them. Just make sure you only buy from a reputable dealer.