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Wandering the streets in Cartagena Cartagena  Colombia
Cheeks of the Gringo Cartagena  Colombia
If This Wall Could Talk- Yoga on the Fortress Wall Cartagena  Colombia
The Jewel of Latin America Cartagena  Colombia
Bougainvillea Covered Balconies  Cartagena  Colombia
Caribbean Charm in Cartagena Cartagena  Colombia
Rooftop hanging in the old city of Cartagena Cartagena  Colombia
Straw hat Cartagena  Colombia
The colors of Cartagena Cartagena  Colombia
Kids on school parade Cartagena  Colombia
Exploring El Centro in Cartagena  Cartagena  Colombia
Wandering the streets in Cartagena Cartagena  Colombia
Cheeks of the Gringo Cartagena  Colombia
If This Wall Could Talk- Yoga on the Fortress Wall Cartagena  Colombia
The Jewel of Latin America Cartagena  Colombia
Bougainvillea Covered Balconies  Cartagena  Colombia
Caribbean Charm in Cartagena Cartagena  Colombia
Rooftop hanging in the old city of Cartagena Cartagena  Colombia
Straw hat Cartagena  Colombia
The colors of Cartagena Cartagena  Colombia
Kids on school parade Cartagena  Colombia
Exploring El Centro in Cartagena  Cartagena  Colombia

Cheeks of the Gringo

I was strolling around the old town of Cartagena recently when I stopped to admire the exotic fruit on a street corner. I pointed to pile of apple-sized red fruit and asked what it was. The fruit seller replied: "mejillas del gringo." Translated, it means "cheeks of the gringo."

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AFAR Contributor
over 4 years ago

If This Wall Could Talk- Yoga on the Fortress Wall

All those in the know know that Colombia has recently shed its illustrious past, emerging as a hotspot for the sophisticated traveler. And for good reason... from the grand colonial Spanish architecture to the charming cafe & boutique lined streets, the glorious private villas with balconies streaming with bougainvillea to the street plazas alive with salsa dancing & music, and the sultry Caribbean sunshine- Cartagena has something for everyone, all while maintaining its own identity. ... and then there is the wall. A rock-solid symbol of Cartagena's past - be it the conquoring of the Spaniards, the invasion of the Pirates, the days of Noriega or the endless people who have walked it over the past 400 + years, this wall has remained strong. And a sure way to be a part of this history is to bring your yoga mat to the wall at sunset and sweat it out...its also a sure way to get lots of attention, but, as you will quickly find out, the Colombian's are up for anything, anytime!
over 4 years ago

The Jewel of Latin America

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia: There are still undiscovered spots in the world that lure those who embrace true authentic experiences. Cartagena is just such a place. The historic walled city is a true gem in the world. Wander around the maze of cobbled stone streets, where bougainvillea covered balconies overlook open-aired cafes, historic churches and horse-drawn carriages.
over 4 years ago

Bougainvillea Covered Balconies

A common street scene on a wander around Cartagena. Go out and explore!
over 4 years ago

Caribbean Charm in Cartagena

Street scene from the Cartagena Historic Old Town
over 4 years ago

Rooftop hanging in the old city of Cartagena

I'm so fortunate to have Colombia part of my life and heritage. With absolutely gorgeous weather year-around, and the most incredible architecture, as well as a colorful culture, Cartagena is one of my favorite places on earth. And the ultimate destination to relax.
AFAR Traveler
over 4 years ago

Straw hat

Panama hat but made from Ecuador, or panama hat made from Colombia? Whatever your choice is, the quality is as good, and here's one from Colombia.
over 1 year ago

The colors of Cartagena

This vibrant walled city is begging to be discovered. Every alleyway has a different color that captivates you.
over 4 years ago

Kids on school parade

I run into a carnaval like school parade I saw this two kids joining hands
over 4 years ago

Wandering the streets in Cartagena

Wandering the streets of Cartagena is pure ecstasy. This lively city must be one of the most romantic places in the world. The colorful buildings are draped with Bougainvillea and filled with secrets. Follow your nose to the salty crashing waves of this seaside city or find the perfect open air restaurant serving the freshest ceviche you've ever tasted.
over 4 years ago

Exploring El Centro in Cartagena

Wander the picturesque streets of El Centro in Cartagena, Colombia.