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Old Town Cartagena - Colombia

Old Town Cartagena - Colombia

Today, we learned a little more about Cartagena past and present by following the path of some characters from Gabriel Garcia Marquez novels, and the life of Marquez himself, in a @contexttravel walking tour. Amusing and fascinating way to add some texture, color and reality to the polish of the city's old town. Apparently when Marquez worked as a journalist in Cartagena he would spend time around the warehouses and docks after hours and talk with guards, workers, prostitutes, and drunks to get the "real" news. Along the way, he collected bizarre stories and characters that he later used in his novels. This is how a Nobel prize winning writer worked. Now, off to read One Hundred Years of Solitude and Of Love and Other Demons. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1JnrKpg