The last full day of our first expedition through Colombia brought us to one of its highlights: Santa Cruz del Islote, a tiny artificial island which became famous as one of the most densely populated on earth. Fishermen started reclaiming land in the 1870s, throwing pieces of coral and rocks over areas exposed during low tides. Today Santa Cruz del Islote measures 200 meters in length, 120 meters in width, and is home to 1247 people – and still growing! We had a chance to walk through the narrow alleys, meet the locals and photograph incredible art works that cover most of the place.
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