Destination Spotlight: Cartagena, Colombia

We love traveling and discovering new destinations. With so many places we still have yet to explore sometimes we just have to live vicariously through others as they traipse around the globe. After we saw Belathée Photography‘s pics from a recent trip to Cartagena, Colombia, we were completely smitten. It was their first trip to South America and now we want to go check it out for ourselves. In the meantime, a little scoop and a lot of eye candy from the ladies at Belathée. Pack your bags!

Complete with remarkable charm and old world appeal, Cartagena is only a 4.5 hour nonstop flight from New York City. There to document a wedding at a private home, Dorothee and Annabel also covered the rehearsal dinner, which took place at Hotel Casa San Agustin. And while in town, they also dined at La Cevicheria, where naturally their favorite dish was the ceviche.

What they really enjoyed most was that the city is a mix of historic and colorful facades and beautiful people. The quiet side streets invite for strolls — though they highly suggest that you bring a map because the city, especially inside the wall, is a bit of a maze. Fruit vendors are setting up around every corner and everyday life seems to happen right on the street, from restaurants to car repair shops, everything happens out in the open. It’s a great place to soak in sun and culture, especially getting away in the winter months as the weather is pretty reliable. It was our first time to South America and it makes us want to come back for more.

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