Cartagena has layers. Layers of sky, earth, and water. Layers of new city atop the ancient. Layers of an old city above and below its fortified wall. And most certainly, Cartagena has layers of told and untold history. For those visiting…Read more
Cartagena Travel – Context Travel Blog
Looking for the latest news, updates, and opinions about Cartagena travel? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts on making the most of Cartagena, from our favorite bars to contemporary art galleries. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for making the most of your Cartagena travel, put together by local journalists, chefs, and artists, and historians, as well as Context staff. From suggestions on how to make the most of the city’s attractions to our favorite spots off the beaten path, we provide an intellectually curious take on Cartagena travel.
The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.
We run walking tours. So, obviously, we like to walk. But, sometimes we also like to pick up the pace, especially when we travel. Running while traveling is a great way to experience a new place. We polled some the runners…Read more
Since it lies below the hurricane belt of the Caribbean and directly on the path to enter the Panama Canal, Cartagena, Colombia has emerged as a popular cruise destination. Over 400,000 visitors disembark from 200+ cruise ships annually during the high season…Read more
Interview with Cartagena docent Alex Rocha, founder of the Alexander Rocha Youth Center, the focus of our Deep Travel experience on The Barrio, visiting and volunteering in San Francisco walk.Read more
Expansion manager Lily Heise shares her adventures through South America and talks about what’s on the horizon for Context.Read more