San Basilio de Palenque

Colombia Travel: San Basilio de Palenque

Hidden away in the Colombian jungle for hundreds of years, there lies a small community alive with African heritage. Located less than an hour from Cartagena, in the foothills of Montes de María, and protected by a combination of swamps and jungle, Palenque has been the home to Afro-Colombians, the decedents of the country’s first slaves, for […]

Parque de las Luces

During the Pablo Escobar time, tourists would never have dared to go to today’s Parque de las Luces – Park of lights. One of the buildings on the plaza, then called Plaza Cisneros, used to be the drug kingpin’s cartels headquarter. Today the same building is the Ministry of Education. The plaza is part of […]