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The best birthday ever, along the coast of Colombia

Exactly 2 years ago… “Cumpleaños feliz, cumpleaños feliz, te deseamos a ti….” The Spanish birthday song blasted over the speakers in the club. “It’s my birthday today!” I shouted over the loud music into Juan’s* ear, my Colombian friend.  “I don’t believe you!” he yelled back. I took my phone out from his breast pocket …

Colombia, Mompox
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Guide to Colombia’s Mompox – Everything you need to know

In the Bolívar department of Colombia lies Mompox. A town that not many ventures to despite it being a UNESCO Heritage site. While this place is not as popular as other towns like Villa de Leva, Guatalupe and Salento, it played a significant role in shaping the history of Colombia. Today, this town attracts the …

Mompox, the colonial architectural town
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A Weekend Getaway to Mompox, The Forgotten UNESCO Town

Before I left for Colombia in July 2017, I read a travel memoir by Michael Jacobs, Robber of Memories. He travelled along River Magdalena during the turbulence of civil war where he traced the memories of Gabriel García Márquez, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, just like his mother. In his captivating tale, while I cannot …

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Insane or brave, I just want to live my life with no regrets

Hello and greetings from Colombia. This time, it is not about taking a vacation. It is not about maximising my annual leaves to give myself the best experience I could within a short time frame. It is also not about refuelling the travelling endorphins, then return home to make the endorphin last as long as …

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