In the May 2013 issue of Gourmet & Travel, Quotient highlights an oft-overlooked South American gem — Colombia. Largely untainted by tourism, the country offers a wealth of cultural, architectural and historical jewels and surprises even seasoned travellers with its penchant for opulence. Spend time exploring cities with great heritage, breathe the aroma of specialty coffee and consider escaping on a houseboat to explore some 27 islands that let you enjoy the Caribbean sands — away from the madding crowd.