Where in the World Wednesday

Where in the World Wednesday: July 26, 2017

Can you guess where in the world this destination is from the clues below?

Picture Clue

Image by Ben Bowes (via Flickr)

Word Clue

This walled city and UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded in the early 1500s. Every street in this city has a history of its own. One million residents live here, making this the fifth largest city in its country. Leather and tobacco are major industries.

Its country shares a border with five other nations, has one of the most colorful rivers in the world, one of the tallest seaside mountains, and has two different coastlines on two different bodies of water. The murder rate in this country’s capital city is lower than the murder rate in the USA’s capital city.

Shady plazas and narrow cobblestone streets make this city one of the most picturesque cities in this region of the world. Points of interest include the city walls and fortifications from colonial times, a 16th-century cathedral, and this city’s annual festivals, which range from bull fighting, to soccer, to beach volleyball.  You’ll also need to practice your step, as the sultry salsa is very popular here.

Where in the World is This Destination?

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Cartagena de Indias (Cartagena, Colombia)

Cartagena’s colonial walled city and fortress are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Last year the new Panama Canal (3rd locks) opened for transit. At a cost of $5.2 billion, the Panama Canal Expansion is the largest project at the canal since its original construction. The project created a new lane of traffic along the Panama Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, doubling the waterway’s capacity.