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Communing with Cartagena’s essence on La Muralla

July 31, 2011

CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, COLOMBIA – Colombia’s crown jewel on the Caribbean coast, Cartagena is a city that sings a siren song, luring travelers to its shores and then seducing them into staying…or at least returning.  I spent a month here in January/February and (if this is any indication of my… (more)
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Going gaga for Gabo on “The Cartagena of Gabriel García Márquez” audio tour

May 30, 2011

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA – It’s not surprising that the author most often associated with the literary style of magical realism, Gabriel García Márquez, got his start in Colombia’s crown jewel on the Caribbean, Cartagena de Indias (aka Cartagena). The historic old city–with its balcony-and-bougainvillea-lined streets, bright colonial architecture, constant pulse of… (more)