May 25, 2022

Cartagena Colombia , find your own Macondo

By Philippe Jolicoeur
Cartagena Colombia , find your own Macondo


If there's one thing I've learned, it's that you can't put a price on experience. That's why I was so excited to take a trip to Cartagena Colombia with my friends. Not only is the city picturesque, but the locals are warm and welcoming. We had an amazing time exploring all that Cartagena has to offer. Whether we were eating at local restaurants or taking in the sights, we never stopped laughing and enjoying ourselves. If you're looking for an unforgettable travel experience, be sure to add Cartagena to your list!

 Have you ever been to Cartagena, Colombia? If not, then you're missing out! This vibrant city is located on the Caribbean coast and is home to some of the best weather in all of South America. Not to mention, the culture and food are top-notch! If you're looking for a vacation destination that's off the beaten path, Cartagena should definitely be at the top of your list.

 Cartagena has been an important if brief chapter in one of my favourite writers of all time: Gabriel García Márquez. It is the city throbbing with the varied cultures whose mixing he chronicled that propelled his writing career. 100 years of Solitude will never be the same whether you reread if for the first time or reading it (like I did in Spanish) ,your imagination will be changed forever . The Nobel Prize winner’s family still owns a house in the city which you can visit from the outside.

 You may have heard that Cartagena is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And it's true. From its shimmering ocean views to its Spanish colonial architecture, there's plenty to love about this vibrant coastal town. But what many people don't know is that there's also plenty to see and do in Cartagena, from touring the ancient fortresses to sampling delicious Colombian cuisine. Cartagena is a vibrant, colorful city that's full of history and culture. There's plenty to see and do in Cartagena, from touring the ancient fortresses to exploring the bustling markets. You'll find something for everyone in Cartagena!

The city is home to one of the most impressive fortresses in all of Latin America. Called "El Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas," this fortress was built by the Spanish in the 1600s to protect against pirate attacks. Today, it's a popular tourist attraction and a must-see for anyone visiting Cartagena. If you're looking for an exciting day trip from the city, be sure to check out El Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas! 

 If you're searching for a lively atmosphere to shop in, head to one of Cartagena's markets. You'll find all sorts of treasures ,and plenty of bargains, too! Just be prepared to haggle with the vendors,there's no better place to find a bargain than at one of these vibrant venues. Whether you're looking for souvenirs to take home or just want to soak up the Latin American culture, you'll love shopping at the marketplaces in Cartagena. Just remember, the vendors  love to get a good deal as much as you do!

Why go to Spain when you can go to Cartagena, right in our own backyard? Cartagena has all of the charm and history of its European neighbor, but with some unique twists that make it worth a visit in its own right. Not only is it a beautiful city to explore, but the food here is also excellent. From tapas to seafood, there's something for everyone to enjoy. And let's not forget the cocktails! Whether you're looking for a cold beer or a lush Mojito, Cartagena has got you covered.

As the sun sets on another day, you reflect on all the wonderful things you did in Cartagena , from touring the ancient fortresses to people watching at Plaza Santo Domingo. With so much to see and do, it's hard to believe that only a few short days ago you were just fantasizing about visiting this colorful city. What a treat it was to finally be here! Now that your vacation is coming to an end, you're already planning your next trip back...somewhere Cartagena definitely needs to be on your list.


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