Hotel Costa Del Sol
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... it. They are very honest here.
The airport terminal is just a short drive a way from us (well it would be normally if your driver didn't take you to the bus terminales at the opposite end of town). So we ended up giving him 20,000 anyway which is only £4.
Then we were off.
Medellin here we come - formally title holder of "The World's Most Dangerous City" award.
Will it live up to that title - we hope not - let's go and find ...
... overrun by outside forces. We visited this fortress. It was designed so that if it was overrun, its canons could not be trained on the old city. In addition the two openings to the large bay behind the city were blocked at Boca Grande by a low undersea wall to prevent ships from entering. Also , at Boca Chica, there were armed fortifications to defend the only entrance to the bay.
During one epic battle here, the American Captain Edward Vernon ...
... made me smile. It was a short flight to BogotŠ where we changed flights. As we landed the plane shook and Luisa's expressions showed a little worry, but I assured her that it was normal for the plane to feel like it was about to explode. Now just a short note, if you ever go to BogotŠ wear something a little warm. We were dressed for the beach and thought we were going to freeze to death. At least we were there for about thirty minutes and then we were off to the beautiful city ...
... a lovely square right in front of our hostel! The weather was actually a bit rainy but it was so refreshing as it is still about 30 degrees, about 15 at night. The atmosphere here is laid back and just so amazing and happy. In the morning we got our free breakfast and headed off to explore Le Centro. We began at the Palacio de la Inquisicion, which is a beautiful building. We also sat for a while at Plaza Boliviar, a leafy plaza in a particularly beautiful area ...
... tour for $27 dollars a head, I think not.
We were one of the first off the ship so we made good time to most of the important places. Manuel took us to all the major sites – first on the list was the convent ($5US admission) high on the hill overlooking Cartagena, then it was off to the Fort ($4US admission). I wanted to see the old walled city of Cartagena so that was the next stop on our ...