The Best Colonial Towns – a look at Colombia’s 17 ‘Heritage Villages’

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Whether your travel focus is visiting Colombia’s beaches, jungles or big cities, it’s hard to tour Colombia and not want to visit small towns like like Jardin, Barichara or Mompox. Continue reading “The Best Colonial Towns – a look at Colombia’s 17 ‘Heritage Villages’”

Travel Mompox: a backwater river town frozen in time

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About five hours inland from the Caribbean coast is the intriguing town of Mompox – a perfectly preserved colonial town.  Founded in 1537 Mompox (also spelled Mompos) was an important port city for cargo and travelers during in the colonial era.  The Magdelena River splits in two just before Mompox. Back in the 1800s the branch, on which Mompox sits, silted up with mud and became unnavigable for big boats – so traffic was diverted down the other branch. Mompox became a sleepy, back-water town frozen in time. Continue reading “Travel Mompox: a backwater river town frozen in time”