Radiating from the square, the labyrinthine streets and alleyways of the Old City are lined with resuscitated colonial era mansions, their walls and wooden balconies painted pastel shades of sky blue, lemon yellow, lime green and burgundy.
For decades, authors, artists and filmmakers have used Colombia as a muse for masterpieces: works of art like Botero's 'Horse' and Gabriel García Márquez's Love in the Time of Cholera. Today, a new influx of travelers is getting to experience the magical realism that is Colombia
When Spain plundered Colombia's gold, it left behind a treasure that continues to draw seekers and sybarites from around the world: Cartagena. It was the muse for Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and is now one of the hottest travel destinations in the world. These are a few must-do's on your visit.
When I heard rumors about Jay-Z and Beyonce heading to Cuba, I was feeling pretty confident about my trendy choice to go that way. But then I bagged Cuba, and booked a flight to Vienna, Austria, home of the Lipizzaner stallions and Wienerschnitzel.