Casa Santa Ana
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... We stopped at one point for some awesome snorkelling. We also went to a beach where we had lunch and chilled out for a while. We managed to get some super cheap shoulder massages on the beach which turned out to be amazing though it was quite painful at the time. Cartagena was a lot more expensive than the other places so we had to stay in a shared 8 bed dorm (grim) and only had 2 nights there. On the third night we got a 13 hour night bus to Medellin which ...
... other issues than the normal ones and a few crooked cops. Nothing this travelling duo can't handle. Plus, everyone speaks of the countries beauty and 8 days just wouldn't do it justice. We also find out is Carnaval time in Barranquilla on Friday through to Monday, so obviously need to try sort out a day to go there and see that spectacle, but no chance of finding accomodation this late. We finish off breakfast and need to fill a few hours as we move to the private with ensuite today ...
... and the Tayrona National Park, which we hit promptly the next morning along with Tomas, Pa-ul and Jess. The park is jungle hinterland, located smack bang along a series of stunning beaches. The water is warmer than a Colombian greeting and the scenery and wildlife diverse. The perfect relaxation spot post-Yage. However, one night in a hammock did me and I got on my way to Palamino, where I enjoyed a wonderful 24 hr period of being as active as the Abbott Government's ...
... to turn it into an underground cathedral. If I remember correctly what Miguel, our tour guide was explaining, the current cathedral was built only 17 years ago after the original construction collapsed (haha super safe right!?). Either way it's pretty impressive. The caves themselves are made of nothing but ridiculously heavy salt rock that the miners carved and carried to build the cathedral. That's faith. And surprisingly, as Miguel told us, not one miner died during ...
... but economically it prospered, largely because of oil exports from its increasingly busy port. Platinum, coffee, sugar, tobacco and textiles were also important exports at the time.
In recent decades, Cartagena has expanded dramatically and is now surrounded by vast suburbs and high-rise buildings. It is Colombia’s largest port and an important industrial center specializing in petrochemicals but as mentioned earlier the poverty combined with ...