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... that has been thrown on the ground, it is probably the worst littering I have ever seen.
Our next port of call is the city of Santa Marta, it's a small version of Cartagena but instead of charm it has an industrial port next to the the disgusting beach, honestly it's a shithole and nt worth talking about and certainly not worth visiting. The one thing that we did love here was happening upon a fairly official looking music competition. In a huge square were set up 4 or 5 ...
Breakfast at the Hotel consists of a selection of rather westernised fare. Omelettes ham and bacon all round. The sausages are hot dogs. Good fresh squeezed orange juice. Toast was melba toast. Collected from lobby by guide/driver in old renault car. Arrangement somewhat different to what was agreed the night before but hey ho. Drive 2 hours to Guatape region. We learn that our guide and driver are the same person the lovely barely ...
... prison, went back to the girls and said, "let's go" They were confused and said, no, I firmly said yes, follow me. We got to the lobby and the irritated employee asked for me to pay a fee to check out. After a few minutes of arguing in a language neither of us understood, I game him $17USD and walked out to what could only be described as paradise - Casa Mary.
We loved it there and spent 3 nights using it as our base to check out the wonderful walled city of Cartagena.
... ting. Etter et par-tre timer med vandring rundt, sa vi oss fornøyd og vendte nesen tilbake mot hostellet. Det var straks avreise med buss.
Bussturen til Santa Marta ble av den interessante varianten da vi etter flere titalls heller halsbrekkende forbikjøringer endelig ankom hostellet fem og en halv time etter avreise fra Cartagena. Men det var ikke over helt enda. Når vi stoppet utenfor hostellet kom plutselig en gal taxi sjåfør og begynte å rope ...
... taking a photo.
Before we leave Cartagena, on our last day, we also visited an old
fortress which provided protection for the city, Casa de Felipe.
Our last day in Cartagena we catch up with Jen for lunch. We met Jen in Minca, she is living in Cartagena and working for an NGO over here on a contract for a few months.
Next stop, the capital of Colombia, Bogota for a few days before CUBA!