Two days in Macondo

By Stacey Dodge Yesterday I said goodbye to Taganga after my brief (but sufficient) visit there and took the bus back to Santa Marta. After walking back through the central market I approached the main entrance / exit on Calle 11 and noticed it looked a bit different than it …

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Water in Aracataca

Aaracataca has been on the news a lot lately because of the famous aqueduct that because of local political issues takes a long time to get ready. After years of non- events happening Public TV Caracol came over and saved our day They spoke about the widespread corruption in town …

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La vida de un Buendía en Macondo por Sorayda Peguero

POR LAS CALLES DEL PUEBLO COLOMBIANO QUE INSPIRÓ EL MÍTICO PUEBLO DE MACONDO SE PASEA TIM Sorayda Peguero para www.listindiario.com «El primero de la estirpe está amarrado a un árbol y al último se lo están comiendo las hormigas». Así anunciaban las predicciones del gitano Melquíades que acabaría la saga de una …

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Pleasantly seduced

by Ilona Beiks We left Palomino in the morning – our destination Mompos. My travelling companion was keen on stopping in Aracataca for the night. I read the blurb about this being home base of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and I have read 100 years of Solitude, which I rank in …

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Escenario Mágico – un Poema de Aracataca

Escenario mágico Que es un nombre? Qué valor tiene una historia añeja? Causando sonidos de asombro y gritos de muy lejos Escuchen acercando a los aldeanos Con una magia extraordinaria, El murmullo de gitanos Cual dime, cuál es tu nombre? El mundo está esperando a que te pierdas en la …

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Aracataca Train Station

The legendary station full of memories for Gabito and his family. In the old days this was a very important place where things were happening. Now it’s a perfect spot to doze off only to wake up because of the 130-wagon coal trains pass by to split the town in …

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Tour in Garcia Marquez’s House

Garcia Marquez’s house is a very interesting place where you can read highlights of his works on the wall. During our tours we also visit this museum and tell you the stories that you won’t find on the walls. This way you can you go twice

Lunch during the tour

On the 26th we had the opportunity to introduce Aracataca to the Drachman family from Bogota. They arrived around ten in the morning and we showed them the best of what Aracataca has to offer until 4.30 pm.  Here on the picture you can see some of them having lunch in …

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