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Travel Inspiration: Colombia’s Cartagena de Indias

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Forget everything that immediately comes to mind when you think of Colombia. The country has been improving its image, especially in many major cities of business and travelers  (with tourism tripling since 2006). On a trip for Latina.com, I got to experience the relaxed Caribbean city of Cartagena de Indias (Cartagena for short) and the thriving metropolitan life in Bogota.

Continuing our Travel Inspiration photo series, see select images that’ll make you want to hop the next flight to Colombia. Both Cartagena and Bogota are accessible by a two-to-four hour flight from LAN Airlines‘ Miami hub, depending where you go first.

To accompany me, I selected the handsome and strong Bleecker Legacy Weekend Tote from Coach which proved to be perfect for any weather as we experienced tropical rain the first day in Cartagena, sun with high humidity the next, and Bogota’s unpredictable weather patterns brought a little of all the elements. Picture yourself in its place in a couple of the photos below, and stay tuned for the post on Bogota as well.

Cartagena, Colombia:

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A rainy morning, our journey starts high above all of Cartagena in Cerro de La Popa, a convent that attracts tourists for being the highest peak in town and providing spectacular city views at just under 500 feet above ground. Read the rest of this entry

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Outfit: Jet Setter Style In Cartagena Featuring @Coach

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When packing for a Caribbean city like Colombia’s Cartagena, a booming tourist destination, it’s good to make sure you pack (or are wearing) attire that is versatile. You can dress down as you transition to the humid weather and for a relaxed look, or you can dress up for a meeting if you’re visiting on business or for a special night during your holiday with a significant other.

Accessories are important for any traveler, especially if you love style, and they can help you put together outfits for your trip. The most important one is your bag, so I went with the handsome and strong Bleecker Legacy Weekend Tote from Coach in olive for its modern heritage design and spacious body.

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