Exploring Cartagena’s ‘Coolest’ Neighborhood As An Outsider

We had spent so much time being romanced by the flower laden balconies and the saturated street colours within the 400-year-old, walled city of Cartagena, Colombia, that we had almost forgotten there was anywhere else to explore. I had read that Getsemani was worth visiting. It was a neighbourhood just outside the walled city with a dark and complicated past as a former host to drug trades and sex trafficking. With Colombia’s modern political shift towards stability, greater economic security, a