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Travel Blogs from Taganga
We had read about a minibus service from Cartagena to Santa Marta that brought you direct from hostel to Hostel and since Cartagena's main bus station is a good bit outside the city decided it would be a good option to take. The van had aircon but unfortunately for us did not reach our seats at the back and spent 5 hours feeling like death before …
Taganga is a tiny fishing village with a reputation for cheap diving which has brought in the tourists. The town hasn't coped too well with the increase in people (take a look at the photo of one of the roads) - the beach was crowded and litter strewn with cheesy tunes blaring out from various cafes along the beach (similar to touristy …
... streets were literally flooded. Not great when you're wearing flipflops! A friendly local gestured over to us and pointed to an upturned crate, indicating for me to step on it. He then produced another crate in front of that, then moved the first crate in front again, creating a 'crate-bridge' for us so we didn't have to wade through the water - genius! I think he was just being kind but we gave him a little tip anyway as it was really nice of ...
... the tents. We stopped for a long drink here before heading back down the trail for a dip at the small beach near la piscina. The current is strong and it was difficult to keep your balance, and this was in a sheltered cove! I am pleased to report that the afternoon clouded over and was cooler than yesterday. We had more juices, read, dozed, and then had a very simple chicken and chips for dinner followed by a stroll along the beach as the light faded. Hoping it will be a cool ...
... was nice but I didn't feel the need for more than a day there.
Back in Taganga we found out Dylan and Alana were staying in the same hostel- they had spent 5 nights in Cocuy when we were doing the Lost City. We all wanted to go diving the next morning, except Eoin who headed off for Palomino.
We didn't pre organise diving, we just rocked up in the morning which meant that most companies were full- our first choice was Nautilus, but we ended up going ...
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