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Travel Quickie: Old Shoe Monument - Cartagena, Colombia


Today’s travel quickie takes us to the Old Shoe Monument in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, one of the city’s well-known landmarks. Like most visitors, I couldn’t resist taking a photo with it and learning a bit more about its significance to the city. 491 more words



“I’m not really interested in a four-hour walking tour,” I said as we approached Cartagena after a five-hour drive.

“Me neither,” Lynn replied.  “Maybe we can ask for the guide to cut it down to two.” 669 more words


Cartagena, Colombia: Food Appreciation

I honestly believe one of the best parts of traveling is food. 770 more words


Cartagena, Colombia: Guide

When I travel, I like to do it bougie and on a budget. Trust me, Cartagena, Colombia was the PERFECT quick trip to do so. 110 more words


Culinary Cartagena

I took my 16 year old daughter to Colombia in early April to explore the walled city of Cartagena (see Colombia with an “O”). Of everyone in the family, she is the most adventurous eater, so we were excited to dig into the culinary side of this stunning colonial port city.    688 more words


Waterworld, What a World

I’m not sure why we were driven five hours from Tayrona to Cartagena, but Lynn and I agreed it was important that we did because it showed us sides of Colombia we wouldn’t otherwise have seen. 669 more words


Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena is a port city and naval base in the Murcia region of southeast Spain.  The city was founded by the Carthaginians around 220 B.C. on the site of an ancient Iberian settlement by the Carthaginian General Hasdrubal.  275 more words