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Video: Traditional dancers in Cartagena,Colombia

It was a beautiful evening for a quiet dinner al fresco, on a sleepy street in Cartagena’s old city. Almost like magic, a caravan of traditional performers appeared in the dark night. The rhythmic music and bold costumes showcased the dancers, who moved barefoot on the cobblestone street. A few more dances were performed, coins […]

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Nightlife in Colombia

When we were in Bocagrande, a guy came up to me and asked if I was a Philadelphia Eagles fan. He said he noticed my t-shirt  – which had the Philly LOVE park logo. (The shirt actually says American Eagle, but hey, close enough). Turns out he was from Philly and moved to Colombia to […]

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El Viajero

I love this hostel! The bartender at La Brisa Loca recommended this hostel in Cartagena. At 70,000 COP/ person/ night, it’s pricer than the other hostels I’ve stayed at, but worth the price. Especially in expensive Cartagena! It’s located in a very safe area of old city.  The main building has the reception desk, a […]

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Bocagrande

Bocagrande is a peninsula off of downtown Cartagena, and is where the city’s beaches are located. Robyn and I went three times. The first time we went late in the afternoon, and found that the men selling things and ladies offering massages were quite aggressive, to the point where we couldn’t enjoy the beach at […]

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El Totumo

El Totumo is a non-active volcano, located between Cartagena and Barranquilla.  Sounded a little touristy, but hey, we ARE tourists, so Robyn and I decided to check it out. It was so much fun! We arranged a tour with the hostel for convenience.  On the bus, we met Crystal and Imran from Toronto, who seemed […]

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