Riohacha, the capital of the Carribean desert of Colombia, is an aspiring city slowly breaking through the shackles of a small town. Founded around 500 years ago, Riohacha has been the gateway to Colombia from the north and is house to the indigenous Wayyu community which also spreads to parts of Venezuela.
The city was prone to pirate attacks and looting for the numerous pearls discovered here.
Rio Rancheria runs through the city and meets the Carribean sea on the northern coast.
Between old and new, small and big, slow and fast, Riohacha tells stories but only in whispers.
The old and new markets