Hotel Dorado Plaza
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... Our guide was shouting out places of interest all in Spanish and we didn't understand a word of it but we had a great time anyway. It also helped us get a bearing on where things were and we spotted a few new places to check out too.
One day we took a city tour on a little open sided bus (free air conditioning they call ...
... cathedral, visited the local market place and
experienced a sand storm!
So happy that we had the Panama Canal adventure, it was quite a lesson in engineering.
Columbia's Old Town Cartagena was beautifully maintained and a lot of fun. The main City of Cartagena is growing by leaps and bounds.
Get ready for some LOCAL COLOR!
... if my bag was in Indy, Houston, Bogota, or on its way to Cartagena. Alas, the following day my bag arrived...crisis averted! Speaking of trial by fire, Cartagena was incredibly hot, with a heat index of near 115 each day. That said, it is an amazing city. It is a classic Spanish colonial city highlighted by 'old town', the original walled town which was founded in the 1500's. The concrete walls which are ...
... someone had put a lot of effort into. We recalled our bad Russian language skills and watched Putin on the TV, with 16000 marching military service men in the Red Square. Ahhhh, memories. After taking in the nearby Plaza Fernandez Madrid, we walked back to the hostel before it got dark and the mossies came out in full force.
On Sunday 14th, we checked out of our hostel and hid from the sun in various establishments, drinking as ...
... a very fast bumpy speedboat ride of an hour each way! We got dropped off at the terminal buildings and because I wanted to look at the shop(and buy nothing!) we ended up caught in a horrendously heavy tropical rainstorm. We waited for the shuttle but still got wet, not as soaked to the skin as some of the staff coming ashore but wet enough. It hasn't dampened our lovely day though so another great day chalked up and ready for the excitement of a talk by Buzz Aldrin ...