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Cartagena, Colombia

While known mostly for its violence and infamous drug lords like Pablo Escobar, Colombia is also widely described as a beautiful, friendly country with vibrant music and dramatic scenery. Grammy winners Juanes and Shakira are both from Colombia. Cartagena, also known as "Cartagena de Indias" - is one of the oldest cities in the Western hemisphere - scene of the famous sacking by English pirate Sir Francis Drake in 1586. In the days before violence plagued the country, Cartagena was a popular beachside tourist destination. For more pictures & a travel account, click here. For history of Cartagena, click here. For more on drug trafficking in Colombia, click here.

Spanish Phrases for Travel of the Week

Getting to know somebody: conocer a alguien

me llamo
¿cómo se llama Ud.?
soy de
vivo en
¿de donde es Ud.?
¿cómo está Ud.?
¿cómo le va ?
estoy bien
¿que pasa ?
¡nos vemos !
hasta luego
hasta pronto

my name is
what’s your name?
I am from
I live in
where are you from?
how are you?
how is it going?
I am fine
what's happenin’?
be seein’ you!
see you later
see you soon

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