Aracataca thinks a lot of Garcia Marquez but not enough to change its name completely to Macondo.
Visiting Aracataca is like stepping back in time into a town where people are disarmingly polite.
The banana plantations depicted in One Hundred Years of Solitude are long gone, replaced by African palm.
There is not too much rail traffic, for now, for Javier the station guard to oversee.
Plans are under way for a new museum in Aracataca dedicated to Garcia Marquez.
Superstition has it that anyone bathing in the Aracataca river acquires great intelligence.
Jaime, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's brother, says he is from the less intellectual side of the family.
Colombia's Vice-President Francisco Santos pushed for Love in the Time of Cholera to be shot in Cartagena.