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Our first stop in South America was Cartagena, which is considered to be the most beautiful city in Colombia. We stayed in the old part of town, which is enclosed by 16th century walls to keep out pirates and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. We enjoyed wandering around the city and taking in the beautiful architecture and the lively culture. We loved the city and it's people but it's heat quickly drove us to a nearby island beach, Playa Blanca. Playa Blanca ...
... the volunteers headed to nearby plaza for drinks, some goodbyes, to Plaza Trinidad and more goodbyes about midnight headed back to hostel and chatting to the nice reception guy from London. Hay Festival Cartagena was a great experience in some ways very similar to literary festivals in the UK - engrossing discussions on a wide array of topics, engaged audiences, dedicated organisation team, lots of books purchased and signed. However it was different too with much more ...
... the way, I definitely took my time to grasp at the scenes and take many interesting photos. You can never go wrong when there’s a beautiful cathedral in the picture! The scenes were awesome!
Beer, juice, soda, water and even café was what was given to us upon our arrival at the café! After settling down on two wood benches right next to the performance stage ...
... a very unique and beautiful city. We were greeted at our hotel by a lovely Colombian boy working the front desk that was extremely friendly and actually spoke a bit of English! I hate to admit it, but it was a relief. We arrived before check in so we stored our bags in the back room and quickly changed out of our pants and long sleeved shirts and into our beach wear to go explore. We have missed the feeling of the deadly sun beating down on us, the ...
After lunch, I went to the salon to practice my flute pieces for the Talent Show and my piece for the offertory later in the week. When I returned to the room, there were several in the room making the decision to change the time of the beach party. Now, I had an hour to relax before the Beach Party. I went in the water for a little while; the water was really warm today. Then Orlando ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool