"Dropping the Bag in Mompos Blues" Mompós by richiecdisc
Mompós Travel Guide: 63 reviews and 250 photos
Mompos sits steaming on the mighty but sauntering Rio Magdalena, an ode to its former glorious colonial self, parts in decay but others gleaming as any World Heritage Unesco Site might. This is a Colombia found nowhere else, half Bayou swamp and half romance novel ala Garcia Marquez, rolled into a somewhat inaccessible gem that more and more people are finding their way to. While many extol the adventure of getting here and surely that is half the fun, the town itself would be a stunner even if on a more mainstream path in a country that until recently was considered a no-go due to dangers having little to do with remote river travel.
Mompos may not be approaching the popularity of its nearby rival Cartagena, but for those inclined to dig deeper into a country's treasures, it is garnering its fair share of attention and adherents. Lulled into languid submission by the meandering river that runs through it and charmed by an intriguing conglomeration of colonial architecture, visitors find it easy to get lost in the ambiance of another time for more time than they allotted this sleepy backwater town. It should matter not. When you spend the time and effort to get here, why not linger in a town likely to change a lot as Colombia grows into one of South America's top destinations.
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