Hotel Almirante Cartagena Colombia
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- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Continental Breakfast
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Travel Blogs from Cartagena
... the harbour and city. Viewed from so high up it looked quite compact but we were glad we took the tour. From here we drove to the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, a fortress built by the Spanish for protection against pirates while shipping gold to Europe. Still in very good repair the fortress stands guard over the city and harbour. Before coming here I had thought that Cartagena was an important Pirate stronghold but this doesn't seem to ...
... We were slowly but surely getting sick of it….our hotel room was on the 2nd floor and no joke, we needed a 10min break every time we climbed up the stairs, so you can imagine sightseeing in La Paz is not exactly fun. Nonetheless we managed to do the « usual » South American city things, i.e. going to a market (which in this case was really fascinating because it was one of the witch markets where you see ...
... she asks for the location of an ATM in old town..no problemo. Fifteen minutes later we're two doors down from the bank. More pesos yah! So now the number one thing Erin is looking for is an Arepa con queso.. street food at its finest. Within ten minutes we find a street vendor with hats on the street along with dozens of other items. A little, bargaining nets the toe hats I'm looking for. After I pay.. He asks .. Cigars? I say Cohibas... Si ...
... up plans as wanna be somewhere half decent with people you know. I'm generally not fussed about new yrs but you also don't wanna be stuck in on your own with Billy no mates feeling sorry fir yourself. Anyway mark and I tried to speak some Spanish with not much luck - in Colombia they really don't speak much English - it's not common unlike some other countries I've been to. Seemed like staff were directing us somewhere else but got phrasebook out and then made a bit more sense! ...
... sure enough there was someone there to start scraping mud off you (I.e. Touching as much of you as possible). We all looked rather ridiculous. Totally covered in mud. Then you made your way down to the lake to wash off. But were chased by local ladies who helped with the washing process. Rather vigorously. Even taking your bikini off for you. Luckily you were sat down in muddy water, so not quite so embarrassing! After that experience was all over, we could go and put ...