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Risks in Cartagena

By Doyice Cotten

When one thinks of risks in Cartagena, or for that matter, anywhere in Columbia, one thinks of kidnapping, drugs, and murders. Certainly, there is that possibility; however, on a recent visit there, we found that Cartagena is perhaps the most beautiful city in all of Latin America (see Photo 1) and definitely safer than most. Columbia is winning the war against the cartels and drug lords. In most of the country kidnappings, drug wars, and such are way down and Columbia is becoming a good place to live and visit.

Risk at a Fantastic Tourist Site: Totumo Volcano (near Cartagena)

By Doyice Cotten

When traveling, one occasionally happens upon a truly unique site or experience. I experienced one near Cartagena, Columbia, at Totumo Volcano. This one-of-a-kind site is not really a volcano – as a matter of fact, I don’t really know what it is. Suffice it to say that it looks like a miniature volcano with a pool of mud at the top (See Photo 1). The mud is warm and bubbly and comes up from deep in the earth.