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- Refrigerator in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Non-smoking rooms
- Pets allowed
- Family rooms
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Every day we take a walk around the old city. It is full of little streets bursting with colourful buildings you just want to stand and stare at. The whole place is dotted with gorgeous coffee shops and little restaurants oozing character and it's somewhere you can spend dreamy days doing nothing if you wanted to.
We can have great food around £20 for 2 people including a cocktail or we can downscale a bit and get a meal for ...
... there. This was the practical and unexciting conclusion to our sailboat plans.
This all took a long time. By the time we'd finished, it was dark, and we'd done no sightseeing of Cartagena again. So we circumnavigated the wall surrounding the old part of the city, to stretch our legs and enjoy the evening breeze. Despite the breeze, it was still very hot.
On Saturday 13th, we had a lovely Skype conversation with some ...
... about the weather and says we should be there no worries today. So grab the headphones for some music to lift the spirits as we chill up front on the deck. A few hours go by before we start to see some land and skyscrapers ahead on the horizon and the smiles return as we know the trip is almost over. Still a bit of time to go, but we can see Cartagena. As we get closer, Leesh and I get a quick go at steering the boat as Tashin is working the sails. Leesh grabs hold and the ...
... sausages - carimanola - yucca, blended into a paste, moulded and fried - I tried one of these, really good! - arepa de huevo - ground corn, made into a paste, flattened into a disc. Fried. Then cut open, an egg cracked into the middle, then fried again. This is a famous Colombian specialty. I tried one of these, it is as it sounds, a fried egg inside a crispy corn casing. There were several sauces to try too - a soured cream, a fresh salsa and a spicy salsa. - arepa ...
... yellow fever and had to retreat. At the end of the video was the bold claim that, if not for that glorious battle, South America would speak English today. The kicker? We were watching the video in English.
Anyway, it has some truth to it. Cartagena was the Spanish foothold on South America. But by 1741, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima, BogotŠ, and countless other cities had been around for centuries. I think at most these countries would be speaking some ...