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real-life macondo

Posted by
Ryan (Vancouver, Canada) on 6 May 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

Today we visited the birthplace of Gabriel García Márquez, a small town called Aracataca about an hour and a half outside of Santa Marta. Chris is a huge fan and I've read his two most famous books - Love in the Time of Cholera (set in Cartagena, our next and final stop on the trip) and 100 Years of Solitude (set in the imaginary town of Macondo, which was based on this town). Walking down the hot, quiet streets and down by the train tracks, one can almost imagine the magic described in the book happening here. We even got to see the typewriter that Gabo (as he is sometimes called) wrote the novel on.