Cartagena de Indias

by Erica Dinho on September 26, 2009


Cartagena is located in the Caribbean region of Colombia. It is a beautiful city full of history, culture and colonial architecture and is the most popular tourist destination in Colombia. It has beautiful beaches, great hotels, an average temperature of around 80°F and most importantly, the FOOD is fantastic :)

Some Recipes from the Caribbean Region:

Seafood Stew (Cazuela de Mariscos)

Shrimp Creole (Camarones a la Criolla)

Rice with Coconut and Shrimp (Arroz con Coco y Camarones)

Coconut Rice (Arroz con Coco)

Fried Cassava (Yuca Frita)

Arepa Filled with Egg (Arepa de Huevo)

Meat and Cheese Stuffed Yuca (Carimañolas)

Coconut Flan (Flan de Coco)




nCartagena de noche


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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anna September 26, 2009 at 5:22 PM

Wow, what a beautiful city loved the pictures.


2 rebecca subbiah September 26, 2009 at 6:35 PM

wow looks great really want to visit your homeland lol


3 girlichef September 26, 2009 at 6:39 PM

Gorgeous! And so much food I’d love to try. But…I cannot hear or think of Catagena without thinking of that old movie “Romancing the Stone” or was it “The Jewel of the Nile”!? One of those…took place there. LOL…lovely post :)


4 Sophie September 27, 2009 at 4:06 AM

Beautiful pictures!!! I would like to visit your home country one day!!


5 Erica September 27, 2009 at 7:29 AM

Thank you everyone for the nice comments!!!! I hope you all can visit my beautiful country soon :)


6 Simply Life September 27, 2009 at 8:06 AM

WOW, what gorgeous pictures – looks like a fun place to be!


7 Sarah Naveen September 28, 2009 at 8:00 AM

Beautiful city!!!
Hope i would get to visit there one day :)


8 Mistli September 28, 2009 at 11:48 AM

So Beautiful!! Hope I get a chance to see it in person one day!


9 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen September 28, 2009 at 4:02 PM

Beautiful photos, Erica!


10 Lori Lynn September 29, 2009 at 11:20 PM

Never been. Would like to though.


11 Erica September 30, 2009 at 6:21 PM

Thank you all for visiting my blog!


12 Eric W. October 22, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Hello,nice pics and I want to try your recipies.I am a chef that has been looking for recipes of the decendents of Africa there do you have any or know where I could find some of the foods that Africans have influenced there? Once again nice pics and I hope to speak with you soon. Eric W.


13 Erica October 22, 2009 at 10:09 AM

Hi Eric,
Thank you for the comment! I am not sure, but let me see if I can find something for you!


14 Eric West October 26, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Thanks and I appriciate it.


15 Paul August 16, 2010 at 5:35 PM

I was just there. Whent for my honeymoon and it was wonderful. The food is delicious, the people are friendly, the city is safe, the Old city with in the walls is a incredible experience that will put you in a very different state of mind. I love Colombia!!


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