Márquez’s magical realist universe

Colombia’s most famous writer, the inimitable Gabriel García Márquez, once said in a press interview that he could never have written his books if he had not been a journalist – because all of his material was extracted from reality.

Wandering between the pastel-coloured colonial structures of Cartagena’s labyrinthine cobbled streets, one could be forgiven for thinking that they had indeed stepped into Márquez’s magical realist universe of fantasy and wonder.

A city of effortless and timeless charm, exploring the old walled city in the sultry Caribbean heat is a multi-sensory experience: absorb the rhythms of the music here, enjoy the melody of the Caribbean’s heavily accented Spanish and sample the region’s colourful and exotic cuisine.

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