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In pictures: The Garcia Marquez trail

The entrance to Aracataca

Aracataca thinks a lot of Garcia Marquez but not enough to change its name completely to Macondo.

Two girls walk around Aracataca

Visiting Aracataca is like stepping back in time into a town where people are disarmingly polite.

A palm tree plantation on the outskirts of town

The banana plantations depicted in One Hundred Years of Solitude are long gone, replaced by African palm.

Javier the station guards waits in Aracataca

There is not too much rail traffic, for now, for Javier the station guard to oversee.

The current Gabriel Garcia Marquez museum in Aracataca

Plans are under way for a new museum in Aracataca dedicated to Garcia Marquez.

The Aracataca river

Superstition has it that anyone bathing in the Aracataca river acquires great intelligence.

Jaime Garcia Marquez - Gabriel Garcia Marquez's brother

Jaime, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's brother, says he is from the less intellectual side of the family.

Streets cordoned off in Cartagena during filming for Love in the Time of Cholera

Colombia's Vice-President Francisco Santos pushed for Love in the Time of Cholera to be shot in Cartagena.

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