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How to See the Vatican without Battling Other Tourists

It was 7:30 on a chilly winter morning in Rome and we were speed walking to the Vatican Museum entrance. Running slightly late, as always, but we had to stop for quick cappuccinos and croissants. We needed our energy for…

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A One Day Itinerary for Medellin, Colombia

I can categorize people’s responses to “We are visiting Colombia in November!” into three buckets. The first was an incredulous, “Why?”. The second was, “Oh, do you watch Narcos?”. And the third (thankfully a smaller number) was, “You mean British…

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Is a Day Trip To Guatapé from Medellin Worth it?

Guatapé is a tiny town in the Antioquian countryside. It’s on the tourist map for two reasons – its colorful streets and the nearby rock of El Peñol with it amazing views. If you are planning a trip to Medellin,…

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Ten Reasons To Visit Cartagena, Colombia

I was enamored with Cartagena the moment I saw it. I had in my mind a picture of the town described by Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Love in the Time of Cholera, and I was not disappointed. This lovely city…

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A Morning Walk in Getsemani, Cartagena – one of the hippest neighborhoods in …

Getsemani is an up and coming neighborhood in Cartagena, Colombia. On it’s way to gentrification, this neighborhood offers up a view of what local life in Cartagena is actually like – a rare glimpse not possible if you only stay…

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Where to Find the Prettiest Spots in Cartagena’s Historic Center

Stepping out in Cartagena Colombia’s Centro Historico is like stepping into a fairytale. A hot and potentially humid fairytale, but a fairytale nonetheless. The sweet smell of flowers is in the air. Looking up and around, you see the bunches…

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