Due to its strategic location, Cartagena was a major port for the Spanish Empire during the colonial era. As such, the city is laden with colonial architecture. In 1984, the Walled City in Cartagena Colombia became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It’s not difficult to fall in love with the Walled City. With bright reds and vibrant blues, the area carries a simple charm that quickly seduced me.
It is not hard to fall in love with Cartagena’s beauty and charm. The city oozes a simple serenity like no other. Whether it be getting lost in the Cocora Valley or hiking across Tayrona Park, or, wandering around the streets of Cartagena, I quickly came to realize how diverse Colombia is. In fact, the country, despite being my first in South America, truly opened my eyes to the possibilities of the entire continent. Be it the quintessential town of San Gil or the picturesque village of Guatape, there are many things to do in Colombia. The country is truly full of warmth, nature, and sunshine.
It’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it. And then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my little life. You have no idea what I’m talking about I’m sure, but don’t worry, you will someday.