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Cartagena Market

Listed under Markets in Cartagena, Colombia.

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A typical day in Cartagena is full of hot weather, flavourful foods, and the sounds of local music. Tiled roofs and flower-filled courtyards create a colonial charm, and the market off Avenida Venezuela adds spice to the large city seaport. Street-sellers offer a wide variety of tasty snacks. You can try mango seasoned with lemon juice, salt, and pepper, or you can opt for a chunk of tropical fruit from a high stack of fruit balanced on top of the seller’s wooden cart. Peto, a sweet milky corn drink, is another exotic palate pleaser you can find, often served in an empty half of a coconut. The bright coloured houses and vibrant culture create a unique vacation experience.

Written by  Tara Fuller.

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“For Foodies, Cartagena Is Now on the Map”

By DANIELLE PERGAMENT for the New York Times. First published 26th Ocotber 2008. ...But recently, the Colombian port town of Cartagena has become an unlikely food destination, attracting the kind of culinary travelers who spend their vacations in Rome … Read more...

Written by press. See the full article in The New York Times, 26th October 2008

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