5 Fun and Cheap Things to Do in Cartagena, Colombia

Country 20: Colombia | This post is part of my 30×30 series. Read more here! If the plethora of swanky bars and burgeoning boutique hotels in the Walled City are any indication, While Cartagena is starting to boom as a hotspot Colombian destination, it’s still quite possible to tour the city as a budget traveler. Here are…

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Cartagena, Colombia: Door Decor

Cartagena is famous for its beautiful Spanish colonial architecture. Ornately carved woodwork, beautiful balconies, shuttered windows, shining stucco, and brilliant orange-tiled roofs all draw the eye and the camera lens, but my favorite architectural detail had to be the door decor. An unexpected bit of elegance and whimsy, these metal creations added personality and flair to the adobe…

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Where to Stay in Cartagena, Colombia

When looking at where to stay in Cartagena, we were very budget-concious. Luckily this beautiful city is very backpacker-friendly, and there were plenty of hostel options. Our criteria? A private room with private bath, within walking distance to the main sights. Cartagena, Colombia To kick start our three weeks in South/Central America, I wanted a…

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