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Cartagena de Indias  

Cartagena de Indias

Colonial splendour...

May 14th 2012
It's all in the name, really: Cartagena de Indias. Probably the best-preserved colonial town in the whole of the Americas, and perhaps beyond. Likely setting of García Márquez's wonderful Love in the Time of Cholera. A place I've dreamt of seeing for years and years. And we're here! So, annoyingly, are the heads of state of almost every nation in North, Central and Sout ... read more
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Colombian Flag Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
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