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Founded in August 1539 by Conquistador Francisco Nuñez Pedroso, Honda grew into its golden age during the latter half of the 19th century, thanks to the steam boats that traversed the Magdalena. The elegant and imposing structures that still exist from this era hark to a time of expansion and hope. Unfortunately, the same thing that happened to Mompós happened to Honda—the river changed its course and steam travel became a thing of the past. Honda was left to flounder without purpose as a major transshipment route.










By Richard McColl
With over five years travelling and working in Latin America, Richard feels most at home here in the big Continent. From the former Scottish...
10 Feb 2012



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