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... the hamburgers and said our goodbyes before heading down to
the nearby beach to check out the scene. We found a nearby new shopping mall
and went up to the top level food court which had great views over the ocean. After
enjoying the views of the setting sun we headed back to our hotel room which
during the night had the constant blaring music of booze buses called Chivas
... but still this is an ideal time to see human beings at their most optimistic and pessimistic states.We in the UK are used to a relatively sanitized environment where boredom,complacency and muted optimism thrive.We have been through the process that South America is now going through,we take freedom for granted,our complaints are trivial and would not warrant a mention here.Here people fight for what we have already got and it is a long hard road.Imagine post world war ...
... noticed us walking by. He must have somehow figured out we were foreign (our sunburnt skin probably gave us away...) and jumped up to yell out to us: "WELCOME TO COLOMBIA!" Within moments I was in love with the place.
We stayed in Getsemani, the backpacker suburb, just a short walk from the walled city. The walled city (aka the Old Town) is the main attraction in Cartagena. Once a fortress, this UNESCO world heritage site is home to cobblestone streets, lined ...
... good songs, especially liked the duets with her husband but fairly short concert as only an hour. Saturday I was on the information desk with Jose Ricardo so got to practice my Spanish, not least talking to Jose. Not very busy so time crawled a bit, played hangman. Got lunch with Gustavo then caught the end of the John Boyne, Hay Joven event before heading to the theatre for Chad Hardbach (author of the Art of Fielding) being interviewed by Peter Florence. Cafe Paridiso for ...
... a very unique and beautiful city. We were greeted at our hotel by a lovely Colombian boy working the front desk that was extremely friendly and actually spoke a bit of English! I hate to admit it, but it was a relief. We arrived before check in so we stored our bags in the back room and quickly changed out of our pants and long sleeved shirts and into our beach wear to go explore. We have missed the feeling of the deadly sun beating down on us, the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCasa Relax Bed & Breakfast Cartagena
It's a beautiful place! All is decorated nicely, beautifully colored walls, hamocks and relaxing chairs along the pool.
It's hot here and you really need the swimming pool to cool down a bit. The water of the pool is nice to stay in int forever with maybe 27C whilst the air is well above 30C.
Aircondition in all rooms. TV + DVD player in the room (for a rainy day?). Nice common area with big table.
The hotel is located less than 10 min. walking to the historic center. Wow, what a great city! By far the most beautiful city we've seen in Colombia.
Breakfast is included: toast bread (unfortunately no French baguette as we hoped since the owner is French), crepes or eggs, fruit salad, ham, cheese, jam. Great that it is available until 11am.
It's a bit expensive (COP 140'000), but I believe it is worth it. It's certainly by far nicer here than in one of the big hotels.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.