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Cartagena and the mud people

June 23rd 2014
We left the cold drizzle of Bogota for steamy, colonial Cartagena. The walls of this Spanish fort were built to keep the British pirates, most famously Francis Drake, from stealing all of the gold they had stolen. The city now has the same faded grandeur of most colonial towns in Central and South America but Cartagena has its own charms. It has more of a Caribbean feel and although its beaches ... 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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