Cartagena Among Where to go in 2015 Destinations

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Before you book tickets to the same old, familiar resort, the Boston Globe asks your to consider these up-and-coming travel destinations. Easier access, more stable political climates, better infrastructure, and sometimes the sheer sparkle of new hotels and restaurants are throwing these destinations in the spotlight. Here are six emerging hot spots More...

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By Sean Jansen On Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Mojito: The Drink That Fuels Cartagena

COLOMBIA TRAVEL — When you are in Cartagena, it is hot and sometimes it is quite hard to get out of bed and convince yourself to do something in the heat of the day. So you wait until the sun goes down and More...

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By Sean Jansen On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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Cartagena – Mojito’s Kicking In and the Smiles Becoming

Playa Blanca,Cartagena Colombia. Photo: commons wikimedia. COLOMBIA TRAVEL,  By Sean Jansen –What comes to mind when you think of South America? Patagonia? Machu Picchu? The Amazon? Buenos Aires? Cartagena, More...

Cafe culture is alive and well in Cartagena, Colombia, especially in the hip Getsemani neighborhood, where outdoor cafes are frequented by more locals than tourists. | Photo: ERIC MOHL
By Rico On Monday, May 19th, 2014
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Getsemani: The hippest ‘hood in Cartagena, Colombia

In the bohemian Getsemani neighborhood of Cartagena, Colombia, locals still outnumber tourists and real life takes place in art-filled streets. Cafe culture is alive and well in Cartagena, Colombia, especially in More...

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By Rico On Friday, March 28th, 2014
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Cartagena Among Top Five Central & South American Cities

Cartagena is among the top five cities in Central and South America by Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. To get the full experience of Cartagena, visit the old part of the city, as well as the newer More...

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By Rico On Saturday, March 30th, 2013
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See Why Cartagena Is The Hottest New Getaway In South America

No longer associated with Pablo Escobar and the bloody drug wars of the 1980s, Colombia has recently become one of the hottest destinations in South America. About 1.8 million visitors went to Colombia in 2011, More...

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By Rico On Monday, December 24th, 2012
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Nicaraguans Question Colombia Nonconformity with ICJ Decision

Colombia’s intention of hiring the firm Volterra Fietta to lodge an appeal to review the sentence decided by the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) on November 19 was questioned today in Nicaragua. To More...

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By Rico On Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
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Colombia: Hay Festival in Cartagena – a city with heart, soul and style

Cartagena must be the most beautiful colonial-style settlement in the Caribbean. No wonder the literary elite will be back in January for the Hay Festival. Via telegraph.co.uk/travel/TodayColombia Birdwatching More...

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By Rico On Thursday, November 29th, 2012
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Starter Kit Colombia: Cartagena

“Beguiling” is often how people describe this cruise port on the Caribbean Sea—and rightly so. Its UNESO-designated Old Town is laced with labyrinthine cobbled streets and graced with Spanish colonial More...

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By Rico On Saturday, November 10th, 2012
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Cartagena begins independence celebration

The Caribbean city of Cartagena initiates its monumental month-long independence celebration, including floats, parades, music, the customary and the “Battle of the Flowers” parade that will last throughout More...