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Hallo ihr Lieben,
ich bin angekommen! :-) Nach gerade mal 9 Monaten bin ich wieder hier... im schoenen Suedamerika... wer haette das gedacht!
Mit dem Flug lief alles glatt, nur fiel mir kurz vor der Einreise nach Kolumbien ein, dass ich gar keine pflanzlichen Produkte ins Land einfuehren darf, daran hatte ich beim Packen nicht gedacht, meine Haferflocken und meinen Tee wollte ich aber ungern wegwerfen, also hab ich einfach gehofft sie merken es nicht und ...
... banter with locals in the supermarket with my broken Spanish. The streets of the old town in particular are lined with touts and vendors. A freshly squeezed juice is only a few steps away, which, in the heat of the Cartagena sun is oh so refreshing.
So how did we pass our days in this Caribbean coastal spot? We do what we do best; we explored, ate and explored some more! Here are some of our highlights:
With the old city on our doorstep we ...
... hot. Once off the boat we were surrounded by traders all looking to make an easy buck selling jewelry, sarongs, fruit, drinks, and fish. After a lunch we strolled down towards the quieter end of the beach to find somewhere to sleep. We stopped at Hostel Any, where we rented a cabana, which had a mattress on the floor with a mosquito net over it. It seemed like the perfect choice. Now that we had a place to lay our heads all that was left to do was soak up the sunshine, ...
... beautiful in South America. My hostel was obviously a bit of a disappointment but almost restored my faith in dorm rooms (even with triple stacked bunk beds!) The city is also more than just the walls. There is another area called Boca Grande where all the Colombians go have their luxury beach vacations. Three days was the perfect amount of time to explore the Old City and I could've stayed longer but it's time for Bogota!
... t totally sink in.
From Medellžn I went to the Caribbean coastal city of Cartagena.
I liked Cartagena, as I thought I would. There is a Spanish castle dating back to 1657 and the city was founded in 1533 so the Old City is filled with cathedrals and beautiful architecture.
But unfortunately the city was also insanely hot and it felt like I was walking around ...