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Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia However dangerous the rest of the country, Cartagena is a safe enclave because of the huge Colombian military presence. It is essentially a modern walled fortress surrounding an ancient walled fortress. Residents of Cartagena are desperate to show the rare visitors that their city is safe, friendly and full of history and vibrant culture. You won't meet many Americans here. Info: -- Kevin Seiler, Los Angeles
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