Today’s video is about The Walled City of Cartagena, but it’s not your typical travel video showcasing the beautiful architecture and flower laden streets. It’s about what I really saw and how I felt. You can also watch and share this video on Facebook and YouTube.

This was a tough video to publish, and it made me very self-reflective about my role in this world as a video maker. Because as you’ll see in the video, I did not paint The Walled City in a positive light.

I almost didn’t publish this video because it’s not positive, but I never committed to playing the role of only telling positive stories. “Travel is Life” and some parts of life are not great. As a storyteller, if I only shared the positive things I found, I’d only be telling half of a story.

Making this video made me think about my agenda as a video maker and what I hope to accomplish through my videos. I think the answer to that question is going to forever be a work in progress. For now, I’m committed to looking at the world objectively, traveling with an open mind, and speaking my truth, and I’ll let the rest flow naturally.

What are your thoughts on The Walled City? If you’ve never been, have you witnessed these ill side effects of mass tourism first hand in other cities during your travels?

Watch more videos from Colombia

Here are a few of my favorite videos from Colombia or you can watch all my travel videos here.

The Pink Sea of ColombiaThe Pink Sea of Colombia – Join me at El Salar de Galerazamba, otherwise known as Colombia’s Pink Sea. It’s a magical looking place, and although it looks like it came from a fairy tale, it’s real purpose isn’t so sweet.


Cabo San Juan del Guia in Tayrona Park ColombiaTwo Beaches Are Better Than One – Welcome to Cabo San Juan del Guia, a magical beach with a dual coastline, located in the heart of Tayrona Park Colombia. This is one private beach you’ve got to earn, as it’s only accessible via a 2 hour hike from the park’s entrance.


Where do flowers come from on Valentine's Day?Where Do All The Flowers Come From? – Join me at “El Cultivo Casa Loma” in Santa Elena, Colombia where I discover just where exactly all those FLOWERS come from on Valentine’s Day?


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