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TRAVEL DIARIES: CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA WITH BILLABONG X SINCERELY JULES

Where to Stay: Casa De Alba A colonial mansion located in one of Cartagena’s most prestigious areas with history dating back to 1560. La Palenqueras In 1691, la Palenqueras became the first free female African slaves in South America. In order to earn an income, they would get dressed in traditional African dresses and sell fruit in the hot sun in Cartagena. Their success grew over the years and today are an icon of Colombian culture. The Pink Sea - El Salar De Galerazamba The sea is actually a salt mine and the pink hue is caused by colorful salt-loving microbes which create pigmented protein to absorb the sun’s energy. Where to Go: Rosario Islands Take a boat ride to the Rosario Islands to experience beautiful Caribbean beaches, colorful huts & fresh coconuts! What to See: Unique Architecture Color on every corner! Large doorways were a status symbol, but let too much hot air in when opened, so smaller doors were included. Door knockers represent wealth, social status and profession.