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Travel Blogs from Cartagena
We had been told that Bogotá is a ghost town over Christmas, so decided to fly to Cartagena. After the cold of the Candelaria it was wonderful to feel that tropical heat and once again smell that typically tropical scent. We had contacted the owner of a hostel in the Getsemaní district, who promised to find us a place if they …
This isn't a 'proper' blog entry but rather a Happy Christmas to all our family and friends, with some suitable photos that we've taken recently in Colombia.
Happy Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Gelukkig Kerstfeest!
Peter and Els
CARTAGENA: Colombia continues to amaze.... (click "Show all 20 thumbnails" above to see the fotos) Cartagena is a spectacular beach city preserved with colonial Spanish architecture. My brother Asif & I spent a fabulous 5 days here getting to the know the city and its magnificently friendly people. In sum, Colombia has firmly established itself …
... after services.
I was in our room right at sunset, so I was able to watch the sun descend over the sea. It was a glorious and beautiful sunset.
We had dinner and then it was time for the Family Dance. We had chosen the theme of "Pirates of the Caribbean" as we are on the Caribbean Sea, and Cartagena had a long history of pirate activity. We encouraged everyone to try to wear something associated with a pirate. Some only had ...
... is like gold so you have to be careful to not use too much). The shower required a strange technique; you wet yourself with fresh water, soap yourself down to get the salt off, jump back into the sea then climb out and rinse yourself off with the fresh water. I don´t know why but it worked! On a couple of days it rained in the evening which was great as we all rushed out to enjoy a fresh water shower!
We had bought our own supply of rum from Panama so in ...