Travel Diary: Condé Nast x El Camino Women Who Travel Colombia Day 4 Cartagena

Photo credit: Amanda Villarosa

In the area of La Boquilla we visited a place set up to give local school children a safe place where they can learn how to play traditional instruments. The project keeps the youth connected to their heritage and gain other skills. The students make all their musical instruments on site using old items like bins and barrels.

Photo credit: Amanda Villarosa
Photo credit: Amanda Villarosa
Photo credit: Amanda Villarosa

We were lucky enough to be given an introduction to the drums and some dance lessons by some of the old students who have now become teachers for the next generation.

We spent the afternoon eating our way through Old Cartagena. Expert foodie, Catalina, gave us a tour of the city’s street food, and took us to her favorite vendors. Sampling traditional dishes and hearing the stories behind the food and the people.

Corn fried arepa with a whole egg inside 

Photo credit: Amanda Villarosa
Guava and traditional Cheese ‘Matrimonio’ which is the Spanish word for marriage, appropriately named for it’s sweet and salty taste. Eloy has been running his stall for 40 years.

Photo credit: Amanda Villarosa
Share:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *