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Michelle with Santa Marta Marina & market stalls in the background  
   

Michelle with Santa Marta Marina & market stalls in the background

Santa Marta

June 23rd 2012
The city of Santa Marta, situated on the shores of the Caribbean, was founded in 1525. It is also where Simon Bolivar died in 1830. Prior to the takeover of the country by the Spanish there were various indigenous groups living in the area including the Tayrona and after whom the Tayrona National Park, which is close to Santa Marta, has been named. The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the highest m ... read more
South America » Colombia » Santa Marta

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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