All posts tagged: cartagena

Street Art in Colombia

Coming from a country with a zero tolerance policy to street art and graffiti (beyond commissioned murals, which also often get painted over), I was excited to experience the street art scene in Colombia, having heard about it from other travellers.  I went on two free street art tours while in Colombia, one in Cartagena and one in Bogotá, both of which I highly recommend.

Love in the Time of Cartagena

Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera, though the primary location is never stated, is said to take place in Cartagena. At the very least, it was inspired by Cartagena – this was the place where Márquez dreamed; perhaps, even where Márquez’s version of magical realism was invented.