Visiting Colombia, South America

I’m in Cartagena right now, getting ready to leave today by boat to Punto Faro on Múcura Island in the Caribbean. Was in Bogota a few days ago. Here are a few photos:

Hotel Aviá93 Brownies Bogota, Colombia ©John Lamkin

Hotel Aviá93 Brownies Bogota, Colombia

Day's End - Cartagena, Colombia ©John Lamkin

Day’s End – Cartagena, Colombia ©John Lamkin

Woman from Village of Palenque - Cartagena, Colombia ©John Lamkin

Woman from Village of Palenque – Cartagena, Colombia ©John Lamkin

On to  Múcura Island

"Boys, thumbs up-everything's cool" Santa Cruz del Islote Island, Colombia-The worlds most densely populated island - 2 hours boat ride from Cartagena, 20 minutes from Múcura Island ©John Lamkin

“Boys, thumbs up-everything’s cool” Santa Cruz del Islote Island, Colombia-The worlds most densely populated island – 2 hours boat ride from Cartagena, 20 minutes from Múcura Island ©John Lamkin

Sunset - Punta Faro, Múcura Island, Colombia ©John Lamkin

Sunset – Punta Faro, Múcura Island, Colombia ©John Lamkin

"Family shelling crabs" Santa Cruz del Islote Island, Colombia-The worlds most densely populated island  ©John Lamkin

“Family shelling crabs” Santa Cruz del Islote Island, Colombia-The worlds most densely populated island – 2 hours boat ride from Cartagena, 20 minutes from Múcura Island ©John Lamkin

Cuenca, Ecuador – South American Luxury Real Estate

by John Lamkin

Cuenca Cathedral, Cuenca, Ecuador, South America  ©John Lamkin
Cuenca Cathedral, Cuenca, Ecuador, South America ©John Lamkin

Perfect spring-like weather year round, reasonable cost of living, great quality of life and a place where luxury real estate values are many—that pretty much describes Cuenca, Ecuador. And no mosquitoes!

Situated in Ecuador’s southern Andes at an elevation of 8200 feet, Cuenca, Ecuador’s third largest city, is considered the country’s cultural heartland. In 1999 the city was as awarded the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Trust site.

Everywhere you look there are flowers, blooming trees, grass and rushing waters (four rivers flow through the city). The city is cleaner and safer than most large cities in developing countries and there are claims it has purer water than most U.S. and European cities….Read the full article at LuxuryLatinAmerica