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Getting a Piece of Cartagena

The historic walled city of Cartagena is Colombia’s tourism magnet. Thousands of tourists flow through the city every year, adding to the gentle chaos of the colonial streets: Portuguese speaking-visitors looking at centuries-old architecture, Germans admiring the sunset from the high walls of this UNESCO heritage city and Americans enjoying a horse and carriage ride through the evening streets lighted with old fashioned lamps.  714 more words


Colombia, Road trip to the Atlantic coast

In Colombia, there are many people who have never had the possibility of knowing the sea, so there are also many people who intend to do so and they make it part of a dream or a goal to accomplish before they died. 734 more words


A study of Colombia's vendors and people

Here’s a short photography study of vendors I came across while in Cartagena, Colombia. As a tourist, I constantly stopped to look at what the locals were selling – from bracelets and statues to food (mangoes were my absolute favorite). 22 more words


Viva Colombia 

We bid farewell to Cape Town and conquered our 40 hour journey across the world to Colombia. We popped to Dubai then onto the U.S of A to spend 8 hours in Orlando Airport. 4,491 more words


Cartagena in Photos

We have been in Cartagena on the Caribbean coast of Colombia soaking in the sun and sweating for the past four days.  Cartagena happens to be the second oldest city in Colombia.   494 more words


Cartagena gets cold

This weekend saw a sudden change in the weather – it went from being pretty nice to downright cold. As I sit huddled in my room in far too many layers I have come to the unexpected conclusion that I prefer winter in England. 545 more words

Year Abroad

Lazy Day in Cartagena, Spain

After the heat and dodging marathon racers in Valencia, I was looking forward to an easier port of call. Cartagena proved to be just that! 203 more words

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