Love, Location, and Literature
Pirates, Paintings and “Pocahontas”
Claudia was born and raised in Cartagena and, with the exception of a few years spent in Spain and Bogotá, has lived most of her life in her native city. She has an intense love for history and culture, both of which helped shape an MA in history from the University of Cartagena. Claudia taught Columbian and world history at the University Jorde Tadeo Lozano for 7 years. She is passionate about her hometown and loves sharing her in-depth knowledge of the area with travelers as she welcomes them to Cartagena.
Julio has been a Gabriel García Márquez expert since birth. He was born in La Mojana, the region that inspired García Márquez (Gabo) to write "Big Mama's Funeral" and "Chronicle of a Death Foretold." He was inspired to research deeply on Colombia’s history upon reading “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” where he first heard of the injustices of the Banana Strike and military massacre of 1928. After earning his BA in Social Studies, he split time in Cartagena and the US to teach Spanish and Literature to young adults and visitors to his beloved city.
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