Woman and a child with a balloon - Cartagena

Colombia – Part 3 – Cartagena

Introduction We had only two full days in Cartagena. For one of those days, we decided to drive to Aracataca, the birthplace of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate author. We thought if we left early, we could make the one-way 4.5 hours and 160 miles (260 kilometer) distance. We

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Medellin city panoramic view - Colombia

Colombia – Part 2 – Medellín

Introduction Medellín was recently known as the world’s most dangerous city. It may now be as famous for being the home of arguably South America’s most renowned living artist, Fernando Botero, and his signature rotund art.   What Medellín should also be celebrated for is its excellent public transportation, including

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Bogota Wall Graffiti - Bogota

Colombia – Part 1 – Bogotá

Introduction This was the first time I was in Colombia. In the capital city of Bogotá, I expected a few things, such as delightful colonial buildings…   …massive churches in front of mountains…   … friendly and warm people on the street…   …but what I was blown away with

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