Travel Blogs from Cartagena, Colombia

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Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena

A travel blog entry by aabrown

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... 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, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena

A travel blog entry by beccarose

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... 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

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... 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

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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

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... 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

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... 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

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... 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

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... ... 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

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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

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

Exploring the magical city of Cartagena

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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... 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 ...

Romancing the Stone in Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Romancing the Stone in Cartagena

A travel blog entry by allisonakemi

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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

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... 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

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... 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

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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

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... 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

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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

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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 ...

Cartagena- Melted Me, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena- Melted Me

A travel blog entry by jenny2802

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A long bus ride north landed us in Cartagena, a wealthy Colonial town- the Spanish stored all their plundered gold here before shipping it back to Europe, which also meant that pirates used to try and seize the port a lot. I think it was the prettiest ...

Life in the Big Smoke, Cartagena revisited, Colombia travel blog

Life in the Big Smoke

A travel blog entry by joules

... hours. The one interesting thing that happened was flying down from Panama with another Australian, Phil.  After saying goodbye at Cartagena, I got an email from him a week later - the bus he was on crashed whilst he was sleeping, after taking ...

THE JEWEL IN THE SPANISH CROWN, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

THE JEWEL IN THE SPANISH CROWN

A travel blog entry by prieststrip

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... to the Spanish this man was a tyrant who pillaged and raped his way throughout South America.  According to our guide in Cartagena (who was a little loose with most of his historic information) he was so frightening that the ‘nuns were giving ...

Cartagena and Playa Blanca, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena and Playa Blanca

A travel blog entry by ccajoleas

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... a lot of pictures for you guys. Around 3 I went to the Hard Rock and traded an Atlantic City Hard Rock pin to a worker for a nice Cartagena pin. The pin I bought was only 2.50. The one I traded for was 19.00 so I made out pretty well. I ended up having ...

hot and humid, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

hot and humid

A travel blog entry by riege

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... afortunadamente encontre un al lado tambien en el barrio Getsemani, un barrio afuera del centro historico. Durante mi estancia en Cartagena llovio cada dia y algunas veces las calles en Getsemani y los barrios pobres inundaron. Buscar un paso fue dificil ...

A worthy UNESCO city, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

A worthy UNESCO city

A travel blog entry by chris-zoe

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"Cartagena - one of the most beautiful cities in South America" states the Lonely Planet and they are not wrong. The old town is filled with brightly painted houses festooned with colourful flowers and the walls that circle the city centre date from the ...

Die Ruhe nach dem Sturm, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Die Ruhe nach dem Sturm

A travel blog entry by haeschendoktor

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... del Mar, das sich direkt auf der westlichen Festungsmauer mit Blick aufs Meer befindet und das ein absolutes Muss für jeden Cartagena-Besucher ist. Im Hostal bin ich Ameet wieder über den Weg gelaufen, der sich spontan angeschlossen hat.Kaum waren ...

Cartagena - great colonial city, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena - great colonial city

A travel blog entry by yfjell

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... an evening with too much rum and cigars, I jumped on the minibus to get into Santa Marta, hoping to find a bus towards Cartagena. Bang, bang, smack, smack and 25 minutes after I was heading in the right direction. Perfect. The bus took over 5hrs though, ...

A great day for a mud bath and rumba en chiva!!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

A great day for a mud bath and rumba en chiva!!

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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We loved el Volcan de Lodo de Totumo and the rumba en chiva (party bus) at night!! ...

Plaza de Bolívar, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Plaza de Bolívar

A travel blog entry by shirgil

שלל מקצבי מוזיקה קולומביאנית מתפשטים ...

Cruisin': Day 5, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Cruisin': Day 5

A travel blog entry by kimthevagabond

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... form of churches, plazas, and apartments with overhanging balconies decorated in vines. We decided to spend our time in Cartagena wandering the cobblestone streets, admiring the architecture, and seeing a few of the tourist sites. We visited first the ...

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