If you follow me on instagram, you’ve probably seen that I made a little trip to Cartagena in Colombia. I only spent two days there (it wasn’t that far from Miami), but I definitely would have stayed longer if I could! I’ve been infatuated by Latin America ever since my year in Brazil in 2010. Last week was my first time in Colombia though, and it was incredible! Not only was I lucky enough to discover a new country with a beautiful culture, but also to see my brother and his lovely girlfriend who currently live there.
I’m a little upset I didn’t get more time to explore Cartagena and experience everything it has to offer but I do recommend you see the Popa monastery. You’ll get an incredible view of the city from the top of that mountain. The church is spectacular and the interior courtyard has a beautiful open-air garden.
I also loved walking through the historical flower market of Cartagena where each street, each house, each door and each balcony is completely unique in both shape and color. The walls are covered with an impressive variety of bright colored flowers, mimicking the light-heartedness of their inhabitants.
I was really charmed by this joyful and welcoming city! If you ever get the chance to go, be sure to pack your straw hat and camera, and don’t hesitate for a second!