In Mompox, Colombia, you have to savour every minute, every beautiful moment, such as the stunning reflections on the lake.
The writer Gabriel García Márquez, who died in April, once wrote in a novel that Mompós doesn’t exist. But the town is real, even if it’s close to nowhere.
Our series features memorable travel writing from the Telegraph archives. Here, Michael Jacobs, the author, is struck by a vision of the past in Mompox, Colombia