Hotel Almirante Cartagena Colombia
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... of Colombian culture. "Chiva" is the Spanish word for 'goat', but are usually recognized by their 'escalera' or ladder to the rack on the roof and the artisan designs using bright primary colors depicting local figures or 'arabesques". It's the transportation for partying --- drinks, music and, drinks, singing, music and frequent stops for more drinks and bathroom breaks! The ...
... Nick as a random Spanish dude. We then all went downstairs for pizza at casso novo. The pizzas was HUGE!! We only needed 3 between 8 of us and we didn't even get the biggest one! After a few aquadiente shots back at the hostel (licorice and aniseed spirit) we headed out to a bar Carlos had been recommend to go to. La Movida. It was as deceived, very fancy, very beautiful and full ...
... later that night. Marie Claire another traveller from my Independence crossing joined us for the lesson also. We started off in the walled city of Cartagena in a Salsa bar called Donde Fidel, first warming up with our first round of drinks, then taking to the dance floor. After a little while we moved from the basic step, to the sideways step, then to open and close step (please note I dont think these are the official names for these moves, just what Ive named them as I went ...
... horse and carriages trotting down the streets and during the evening people head to the pubs that sit atop the old fort walls surround the Old City to watch the sunset. On our way home from dinner we stopped at a small Spanish restaurant for dos cervezas and bought a fried ham and cheese bun with butter from another street vendor. Life is simple here. We originally hadn’t planned on spending much time in Cartagena but we are glad that we extended our ...
We were able to take it a little slower this morning. I watched some fisherman from our hotel room window bring in their nets. There were about 100 pelicans waiting for the unwanted fish. Services were held in the afternoon. There was a Teen Bible Study in the morning though. I was able to catch up on some email during this time. I also had several gifts to deliver, so I took the time to visit several in their rooms, catch up with them, and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service