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Dreaming of Cartagena: A Guide to the New Hot Caribbean Destination

The Wall Street Journal’s “Life and Culture” section (27 March 2015) focuses on Cartagena de Indias, on Colombia’s Caribbean coast as an “ultimate antidote to the been-there-done-that Caribbean vacation.” Deborah Dunn offers a fascinating report of the seaside city. 617 more words


My last days in Cartagena de Indias (Love will tear us apart)

I remember when I was a girl in church, learning about 1 Corinthians 13 with all its talk of love. How love is patient, kind, selfless. 359 more words


Mercado de Bazurto

The first time I pass through Mercado de Bazurto, I don’t know what it is. The bus route takes the back road where vendors sell fruit, vegetables, fish, and meat, among other things. 300 more words

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HOT GOVERNMENT SEX: DEA Agents also Arranged Hookers for Secret Service

Susan Crabtree reports: Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Colombia who allegedly engaged in “sex parties” with prostitutes hired by local drug cartels also arranged for paid sex for at least two Secret Service agents traveling to the country to protect President Obama in 2012. 675 more words

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Columbia - Hola Sudamérica

Columbia was our introduction to South America, and a very good first stop it was.

Cartagena, 26-28th January
Where we stayed: Casa Carmen

We spent 3 days in Cartagena, one just recovering from the sail trip alone. 3,586 more words


I love the beach. Living in Asheville, North Carolina, I don’t get a lot of chances to go to the beach because it’s about 8 hours away by car. 507 more words



Cartagena is possibly Colombia’s most popular travel destination. Within the old city walls you find an incredibly charming town, touristy, but beautiful nevertheless. Located on the Costa Caribe, you can easily get to other coastal pearls such as Santa Marta and Parque Tayrona. 55 more words