Daniel Jacobs

A Londoner with a travel bug, Daniel's been getting to know the world since his teens, and he's still keen to know more of it. He's been writing for the Rough Guides travel guidebook series since 1988, covering destinations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

Featured trips & expertise

The roof terrace at the Inntu Hotel
Where to Stay in Medellín – The Best Boutique Hotels

As Medellín grows in popularity, a number of comfortable and well-designed hotels are beginning to appear. From upscale guesthouses and the latest boutique spaces with rooftop swimming pools, you're certain to find something that suits your tastes. Use this guide to find the perfect place to stay while exploring the city.

Medellín by night.
Where to Dine in Medellín

Colombia's second-largest city, Medellín is young, dynamic, and on the up. It’s a place where people like to go out, enjoy life, and eat well. During the day, you’ll find plenty of cheap diners where you can fill up on hearty local staples, with lots of stalls on the street selling fresh fruit and juices. But come the evening, you’ll probably want to check out the increasing variety of excellent modern restaurants serving local, international and fusion cuisine.

Kayaking in the Amazon near Leticia.
Things to Do In Colombia's Amazon Region

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s green lung, a beautiful but actually quite fragile region where strange and exotic birds and animals share their forest home with hunter-gatherer jungle tribes, and where you can leave the motorized, industrialized world behind and disappear off into the jungle, or just take a boat ride up the world’s mightiest river, check out the wildlife and meet the indigenous people. Way off the beaten track, this is our guide to this remote and exotic region.

Squirrel monkeys near Leticia
Planning Your Visit to Colombia's Amazon Region

Lush, steamy and unmistakably tropical, Colombia’s Amazon region seems very remote, even from the rest of the country. The main town, Leticia, is an easy-going, friendly little place, located right on the border with Brazil and Peru. But the main reason to visit is the Amazon River and the vast rainforest that surrounds it – full of strange and exotic plants and animals, from lazy sloths to electric eels – a massively important environment that provides a lung for the whole planet.