San Basilio de Palenque

  Read this post in English here: “5 Amazing Day-trips from Cartagena” Permítanme empezar diciendo esto: Me encanta visitar Cartagena. Claro, hay muchos turistas y unos cuantos de vendedores ambulantes demás ofreciendo souvenirs cuestionables, pero “La Heroica” es un lugar mágico para visitar en cualquier viaje a Colombia. Sin embargo, incluso los fanáticos de García Márquez […]

romantic cartagena colombia

  El día de San Valentín es un “festivo” extraño en Colombia… sobre todo porque técnicamente no es un día festivo aquí. Colombia celebra su propia versión del día “romántico” con “El día del amor y la amistad” cada mes de septiembre, el tercer sábado del mes. Para ser honesto, prefiero la versión colombiana, el […]

Arepas_de_huevo (Photo: Jdvillalobos on Wikipedia)

  Many foreigners in Colombia will see the title of this post (in spite of the ‘?’) as pure sacrilege: the humble arepa is often treated with barely masked disdain by the growing number of foreigners visiting Colombia or calling the country home. Many Colombians might be in pretty strong disagreement as well, citing ajiaco, bandeja paisa, sancocho […]

cartagena colombia itinerary

  Colombia travel has changed dramatically over the 5-or-so years that we’ve been working as a Colombia travel blog – back in 2011 when we started blogging about this country most people travelling in Colombia were here backpacking, taking their time and moving around the country for at least 2-4 weeks at a time, often with […]

graffiti getsemani cartagena

  Getsemaní used to be known for very different things: this burgeoning Cartagena neighborhood of music, street-art, food and tourism was once a no-go area, famous for drugs and crime; far from the cultural epicenter of Cartagena that it now represents. With featured pieces about the area on Forbes and the NY Times (among many […]

San Basilio de Palenque

  La versión de este post en castellano aquí: “5 escapes de un dia desde Cartagena” Let me start of by saying this: I love visiting Cartagena. Sure, it’s busy and there are a few too many street vendors hawking questionable souvenirs, but the so-called ‘Jewel of the Indies’ is a magical place to visit […]