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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 […]

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Colombia: The only risk is wanting to stay!

First of all, an apology for the lack of posts lately. When I started getting messages asking if I was ok, I realized that I couldn’t procrastinate any more!  I’ve been having so much fun that I’ve inadvertently neglected the blog… one of the hazards of traveling to such a wonderful country! And on that […]

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Cartagena, Cartagena!

Following Santa Marta, we took the bus to Cartagena. This time we actually went to a legitimate bus station, knowing only that the bus to Cartagena departed every hour and that tickets could be purchased on board for 21.000 COP ($10.50 USD) As soon as we arrived, we were whisked onto a waiting bus, and […]

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La Brisa Loca Hostel, Santa Marta

I’m finding that each hostel I’ve stayed at has been an improvement on the one before! La Brisa Loca was a great place to stay in Santa Marta. It’s located in the center of the historic district, convenient to many of the sights, restaurants, and nightlife.  The center of the two floor hostel is open […]

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That time I tasered a Welsh guy

Super Bowl Sunday in Santa Marta! The hostel hosted a Super Bowl party in the upstairs bar. A lot of Americans and international peeps alike. We sat at a table with Neil from Pittsburgh, and Simon and Jack from Wales. The guys bought a taser while in Paraguay, and brought it up to the bar […]

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