Travel Blogs from Cartagena, Colombia

Sort by Newest Best first

Playa Blanca, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Playa Blanca

A travel blog entry by tomandlizzie

34

16/06/08 - 19/06/08 - L Early rise to get to the marina for 8am to catch our boat to Playa Blanca but ran in to a few problems - the people we bought the tickets from told us that the boat isn´t going until tomorrow but they said ´no worries´ and ...

Colonial Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Colonial Cartagena

A travel blog entry by jimstephkrueger

Coming ...

The city of love!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

The city of love!

A travel blog entry by filly

23

... start rubbing you insisting "promocion, promocion" and your saying "no gracias" then try hit you with a bill. The other irony of Cartagena "City of Romance" is the amount of prostitutes there. We went out as a big group a few nights and all the ...

Oh hi South America!!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Oh hi South America!!

A travel blog entry by nloon

14

... to be that great. Having come from the San Blas our standards are now higher than they already were! Spent two days in Cartagena, one just wandering around the old town and taking in the sunset Ibeeefffa style (with overpriced beers at Cafe del Mar) and ...

Last stop this town: Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Last stop this town: Cartagena

A travel blog entry by marie-line

1
39

... natural, no additives or anything :) I just didn't memorize the address but I challenge anyone for a little search adventure in Cartagena's beautiful streets, the perfect location to wander around...     I went to the mud volcano, hilarious, so ...

The Dungeons of Cartagena's Old City!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

The Dungeons of Cartagena's Old City!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

12

... of a large yellow structure with many arches and columns known as Las Bovedas or The Vaults located in the Old City of Cartagena. Interestingly, these were built as dungeons in the 18th century and the walls are more than 15 meters thick.  They ...

Greetings from Colombia / Un informe de Colombia, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Greetings from Colombia / Un informe de Colombia

A travel blog entry by epicult

2
3

... that, good and bad, I was going to have an adventure here! Here are some links to photos until I can get mine uploaded: Cartagena is probably one of the largest, most fascinating living museums in the world. The old town is built entirely inside a ...

The buoyancy properties of humans in thick mud, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

The buoyancy properties of humans in thick mud

A travel blog entry by jled

1
30

... sale.     The next day we hoped on Elise's second and my third 5 hour bus ride between Santa Marta and Cartagena. That night, we stayed in great, cheap place in what could be amazing old building (if they but a few thousand dollars or ...

Cartagena day 2, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena day 2

A travel blog entry by nick__chadwick

2
3

Sad to miss all the snow! Hope all are well if anyone is actually reading this(?), in the Nueva Lengua escuela en Cartagena. Failed my test unsurprisingly despite my ten weeks of lessons in Brighton and am in the remedial class. Flew out of Madrid ...

Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena

A travel blog entry by aabrown

5
4

... the Stone ( I really am not obsessed with the film or anything, it is just a good way for you all to visualize Cartagena). It was fantastic, cool views of the city and lots of winding tunnels, which are the best because it is so unbelievably hot, that ...

Cartagena de los Gringos, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena de los Gringos

A travel blog entry by srarrasmith

5

... , people could have at least assumed that the city would grow in size and technology. Cartagena, once a desperately defended military and trade outpost, is now Colombia's biggest tropical tourist destination. I tried to explain this whole train of thought ...

Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena

A travel blog entry by beccarose

5
24

... I might start sounding too much like a travel agent.  I'm certain that in ten years if Colombia continues to improve it's security Cartagena will become flooded with tourists and become as expensive as any international city.  I'm grateful we ...

BBQ mit der Crew, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

BBQ mit der Crew

A travel blog entry by doscompletos

27

... hatten wir zunächst Probleme ein Hotel zu finden. Deshalb sind wir am Ende alle in der selbsen Unterkunft gelandet. Cartagena ist wohl die bekannteste Stadt an der kolumbianischen Karibikküste. Es gibt unzählige Cafes und schicke Hotels. Die Häuser ...

Land at last, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Land at last

A travel blog entry by polomuiriu

24

After fives days at sea, everyone was glad to finally get back on land. Where we had arrived was Cartagena in the north of Colomobia, possibly the prettiest old town I have ever seen. All the old city has been restored and it´s a great place to just ...

Gringoland!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Gringoland!

A travel blog entry by martinmcnally

Arrived in Cartagena on Thursday night after visiting a mud volcano, ended up looking like Golum from The Lord of The Rings. Had a great time on Thursday night out in town, lots of gringos and good culture here due to Sir Francis Drake and the Spanish. ...

In Colombia, but Darien Gap not traversed...!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

In Colombia, but Darien Gap not traversed...!

A travel blog entry by dalemountford

1
3

... Colombia at the time and being accepted as part of South America. But the history lesson over with... the door to modern day Colombia was still the Darién region of Panama, more importantly, the Darién Gap. After running around in Panama City for a ...

Sleeping with cockroaches - almost, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Sleeping with cockroaches - almost

A travel blog entry by els_and_peter

4
20

... week in Cartagena looking around its three main districts: Getsemaní; the old centre; and Baranquia. Cartagena is classed as the most beautiful town in Colombia and I quite agree, its historic centre is gorgeous with beautiful colonial architecture and ...

London to Cartagena - November 2012, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

London to Cartagena - November 2012

A travel blog entry by llamatrails

20

... the photos(!), if you're interested in seeing what we’ve been up to. Here goes… The Llama trails begin! Amsterdam to Cartagena, Colombia. Many of you have probably been to Amsterdam, so I’m not going to go in to the finer details of our ...

spanish, gold, pirates, forts, canons - want more?, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

spanish, gold, pirates, forts, canons - want more?

A travel blog entry by aaronvdb

6

... ... the immigration office here is so busy (cos it´s such a big port) that we actually entered colombia without stamped passports, which was hard to comprehend. cartagena is a beautiful old spanish town, and the city has a history of pirates, gold, forts ...

Beautiful Cartagena, Colombia, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Beautiful Cartagena, Colombia

A travel blog entry by rosaslovian

8
27

032410:  Cartagena, Colombia, South America.  We sailed into the huge Cartagena harbor and I was mesmerized by the beautiful modern skyscraper skyline.  We docked at 9:00 AM.  I am amazed to finally be on South American soil, a first ...

Cartagena by night, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena by night

A travel blog entry by barbieandken

8

Exploring the magical city of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Exploring the magical city of Cartagena

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

1
57

... ran into San Felipe´s Castle. (see Wikipedia info below) The Castillo San Felipe de Barajas is a fortress in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. The castle is located on the Hill of San Lázaro in a strategic location, dominating approaches to the city by ...

Hot nights and dancing girls, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Hot nights and dancing girls

A travel blog entry by jill.and.manuel

3
15

... are quite a few colonial Spanish places around here – they made quite an impact back in the day – although at Cartagena, Francis Drake gave them a good run for their money!). But as well as its cultural heritage, the city also exudes an air ...

Romancing the Stone in Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Romancing the Stone in Cartagena

A travel blog entry by allisonakemi

152

Cartagena is truly a fairy-tale city where one can get caught up and lost in the romance, myths and the picturesque beauty of it all.  The historical town is where they filmed most of the 80's film, "Romancing the Stone."  Although I hate to ...

Halloween Craziness - Great Caribbean Town, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Halloween Craziness - Great Caribbean Town

A travel blog entry by rb-travelblog

151

... shopping, all in all another great town to visit. Still racing around and heading to some sights tomorrow, will keep this one updated...  Stuck in Cartagena for a few days whilst the Hurricane moves further North - do some exploring (pics ...

Yarrr...there be no pirates in Cartagena!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Yarrr...there be no pirates in Cartagena!

A travel blog entry by jev

68

... city walls which looked out over the sea, just in time for a drink at sunset. We then explored the beautiful streets of Cartagena in search of somewhere for dinner...luckily a man found us and took us to a really cute bistro where we had vegetables ...

Chance encounters in enchanting Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Chance encounters in enchanting Cartagena

A travel blog entry by gregsbigshimmy

1
3

See pictures here Cartagena  http://picasaweb.google.com/gstace/CartagenaFun?authkey=Gv1sRgCOCjnZeb0vbacw   I liked Cartagena immediately. The heat, old town, architecture and atmosphere. I found it a little odd to have police every 300m on the ...

Taking risks in Colombia, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Taking risks in Colombia

A travel blog entry by mark_kate

16

... we managed to get out of La Boqilla, on the chaotic buses, and do some of the touristy stuff in the area. Cartagena itself is the main tourist draw ... overall it´s a great sprawling city, hot, dusty and overcrowded! Walking through the colonial walls ...

Walled City, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Walled City

A travel blog entry by tdv95

48

For years Columbia has been something of a no-go zone for travelers. Between armed-to-the-teeth drug cartels, FARC rebels, corrupt police, heavy-handed military, and right wing paramilitary groups there was the potential for the sort of unplanned ...

Colombian Living., Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Colombian Living.

A travel blog entry by erhodes

7

WOW! If you were ever wondering where one of the most amazingly underrated places in the world was, try Colombia. From the busy streets of old Cartagena to the quite relaxation of Costeno Beach and even spending four days in the jungle, Colombia really ...

Sort by Newest Best first