Love in the time of Cholera and Cartagena
Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s literary masterpiece, Love in the Time of Cholera, takes place in an unnamed Carribean port town. However, after reading his vivid descriptions, and spending time in this romantic city, it is undeniable that Marquez’s novel takes place in his hometown of Cartagena! If you enjoy character driven fiction and a great love story, you MUST read this amazing work. One of my favorites!
Cartagena, located on the northern coast of Colombia, is the fifth largest city in the country. It is comprised of 3 main areas; modern Bocagrande, Getsemani, and the colonial old city. The walled city and fortress are a UNESCO World Heritage site. This place has a rich history. The architecture is just amazing. There are bright colors everywhere, and gorgeous flowered vines manage to grow out of a few inches of soil.