Travel Blogs from Cartagena, Colombia

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A hot city, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

A hot city

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... ;  It had been off for a couple of days and the guy had no idea when it would come back!   Believe me, Cartagena is a hot and humid place and ignoring the already mentioned it is not the place you want to have no water because you need a ...

There is no U in Colombia, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

There is no U in Colombia

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... I was going to be staying in a dorm for the 2nd night and off I headed into the wide world of Colombia and Cartagena. Whatever your preconceptions about Colombia, throw them out the window, this country and this city are thoroughly enjoyable and ...

Sand gets everywhere..., Cartegena - Santa Marta:  The Caribbean Coast, Colombia travel blog

Sand gets everywhere...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... it's making me slightly uneasy... Adding to my paranoia is the fact that it is clear why people may want to invade Cartagena.  Inside the wall, a narrow, maze of cobblestones wind between gentle, elegant plazas, each passage lined with an array of ...

You pick up the soap honey!!!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

You pick up the soap honey!!!

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... I hate drugs I tell them, and I don't have my passport on because I am afraid to get robbed. And of course I love Colombia, there's no thieves here. But you still need police of course, they are very important, claro, and the police are very friendly. ...

Mud mud glorious MUD!!!!!!, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia travel blog

Mud mud glorious MUD!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... in sweltering heat and stink. Suprisingly we took the easy and quicker option and booked a flight from Panama City to Cartagena in the north of Colombia. It was the shortest flight, no sooner had we finished climbing it was time to land, perfect! We ...

Caribbean Wonders, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Caribbean Wonders

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... the old town, and also on the large walls surrounding the town.  The wall had taken over 200 years to finish, as Cartagena was constantly being attacked by pirates and also poor weather. 29/01/2011 - Saturday We departed the hotel in the morning and ...

Enjoying a mud bath....in the crater of a volcano, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Enjoying a mud bath....in the crater of a volcano

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... went out for dinner.  We had seen that there was an Australian place near to our hostel that was rated number 1 restaurant in Cartagena on TripAdvisor owing to the fact that its’ food was great value (you got loads) – just a hint of ...

Rum overload, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia travel blog

Rum overload

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... more as recently as 2003. And you thought the England team got a raw deal when they got home after messing up a game! Cartagena: A tropical flavoured Cusco? Anyway, we caught the bus from Santa Marta four hours along the coast to the walled city of ...

The Most Beautiful City in South America, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

The Most Beautiful City in South America

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... are from and where you are going. So where are we now? Well, we are in the fascinating city of Cartagena  which is located in northern Colombia on the shores of the Caribbean. The old walled city of Cartagena, or the historical quarters, is a ...

Sacking the fort and heading to the beach, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Sacking the fort and heading to the beach

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... and we decided to take the value option of instead going to the fort (Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas - the greatest stone fortress in Cartagena) doing a bit of sightseeing then heading to the beach. We had a quick breako in bed of .... you guessed it, ...

Hey Locombia, where's all the Gringos?, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Hey Locombia, where's all the Gringos?

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... the list that is. Warrants a visit if you ask me. Before I left Seattle I had already decided to go to Colombia, at least Cartagena on the Carribean coast, the colonial city legendary for it's history and beauty. I've read so much positive things ...

Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... that maybe the Colombians feel that they have enough drugs already and can do without any more being brought from outside. Cartagena We make our way from the airport to Cartagena, a lovely colonial city on the Caribbean coast. Our shelter here is ...

Revisiting The Old Walled City, Cartagena and Playa Blanca, Colombia travel blog

Revisiting The Old Walled City

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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I finally left the beach bum life behind in Taganga only to go to yet another beach.  I came back to Cartagena to take better photos than the ones I made four years ago and also go to Playa Blanca; said to be Colombia's most beautiful ...

Ever Been to Sea, Ellie? Arrgh!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Ever Been to Sea, Ellie? Arrgh!

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... Older folks all, a few in their 70's, but most, probably in their 80's. They tramp through the humid streets of Cartagena's old city, where minutes into any walk your clothing becomes soaked with sweat. I'm sitting in Parque de Bolivar watching ...

Wallowing in mud - our last days, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Wallowing in mud - our last days

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... . We'd have to come to terms with it over the next four days, there'd be some grieving to do... Cartagena, situated on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, is a historic port town founded in 1533 by the Spanish conquistadores, for whom it was the gateway ...

Cartagena., Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Back in ...

A Silent Night in Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

A Silent Night in Cartagena

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... the bags, locked up the room and headed in to the walled city to take a look around and get some food. Firstly, Cartagena really is a beautiful city and it fully warrants its’ UNESCO World Heritage Site status.  Within the walled city (Old ...

The venga (chiva) bus is coming, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

The venga (chiva) bus is coming

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... would process the films for us for 3 pounds each and within 90 minutes, great.  We found the only McDonalds in Cartagena and escaped from the stifling heat (it was blisteringly hot before noon) in to the cool and welcoming air conditioning and sat ...

Caribbean Columbia!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Caribbean Columbia!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... the wind gets up and the heavens open. Fortunately the crossing is still flat and it is quite nice watching the lightning over Cartagena. Wander around the old town at night where its a lot busier than the afternoon and lots of shops open. See a ...

I knew it. I couldn't stay away!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

I knew it. I couldn't stay away!

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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I am finally back in Colombia. This time only for a 3 weeks visit. Starting in Cartagena de Indias. I couldn't stay away for more than 18 months from this beautiful country on this beautiful continent. I really had other plans this year. Maybe tasting a ...

Our very last long bus ride.... to Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Our very last long bus ride.... to Cartagena

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... Taganga Costs Bed in a 6 room dorm - 11 each  Cost of a beer at Cafe del mar - 3.14 Cost of same beer in the plaza - 1.05 Cost of bottle of rum in supermarket - 8.03 Freezing bus from Medellin - Cartagena - 35 per person      ...

SOUTH AMERICA !!!!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

SOUTH AMERICA !!!!

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... mention I hate sailboats. We all smell. Monday, Dec 20 -- Just after midnight, we arrived at the Yacht Club in Cartagena, Colombia. We will be off this damn boat first thing in the morning after the immigration guy processes our passports. The first ...

Comatose in Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Comatose in Cartagena

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke up with a stinking hangover, and couldnt get out of bed. I found a note which said "Very look in you new life, your friend in Colombian, Georg and Nancy". Erica got up at 12 and we watched some Planet Earth. We had something to eat at ...

All good things come to those who wait!!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

All good things come to those who wait!!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... 5 / 6 days! And to pee on a toilet was a pleasure, next up was a cold coke - divine !! We are staying here in Cartagena for a few days checking out the Old Town and maybe visiting a mud volcano which is nearby - we shall write again when we have some ...

where's all the coke?, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

where's all the coke?

A travel blog entry by kris

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... and they print you a ticket telling you the price you are expected to pay, if I was leaving to go into town I would've seemed out some public transport though. The tourist boards slogan sums up Colombia for me well, "The only risk, is wanting to ...

A colourful, colonial city, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

A colourful, colonial city

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... in the old town scatter for what seems like forever - it does feel like two totally different worlds. Our first night in Cartagena was as you know spent on the boat, floating on the waters of the marina that night and looking across the waters ...

Cartagena's Charms and Challenges, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena's Charms and Challenges

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... Bistro, and a good night's sleep in a small family-run hotel, the next morning painted quite a different picture. Yes, Cartagena is Colombia's largest port and by association is an important but dirty industrial centre. However, it is easy to forget the ...

Caribbean here we come.... Or not?, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Caribbean here we come.... Or not?

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... to the beach which was a bit better. Lets just say the sea looked like the colour it is back at home. From Cartagena, the locals heavily advertise trips to Playa Blanca and the Isles de Rosario which is where the better beaches are. After researching ...

Feliz Cumpleanos Dave and a long story!, Cartagena to Bog and nearly onto Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

Feliz Cumpleanos Dave and a long story!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Next morning have a lie in and give Dave his little pressies. FEw of us then sit in reception to watch the England v Ecuador match. Must admit am glad we are not in Ecuador anymore as would feel bit scared! Flukely manage to win although painful match ...

Old Town Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Old Town Cartagena

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... itself to be a quite fun and pleasant city ... actually one of the safer places I`ve walked around, believe it or not. Cartagena`s Old Town is one of the most amazing colonial towns I`ve been to .. by far much better than Antigua Guatemala and Granada ...

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