Hotel 3 Banderas
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... for beers and mojitos for someone's birthday and retired at about midnight. We spent our first day in Cartagena wandering around the old town, a stunningly well preserved old colonial area with an impressive imposing city wall. Everywhere you look is like a postcard, apart from the fact it was raining quite hard for most of the morning. We'd been warned it was wet here and it does seem to rain most days. Anyhow, we took a few photos and walked along the wall taking in the ...
After breakfast we left for the ride/ walk back out of the
park again in the heat. We took the option of an air-conditioned mini bus which
was a no brainer despite the extra cost. We arrived back in Santa Marta in the
early afternoon and all had showers in the reception area of the hotel before
going out to lunch in a very nice French restaurant. We had a private transport
bus at 3pm to take us the 4 hour drive to Cartegena. The trip ...
... of these occurred in 1543 and involved a French lieutenant general and pirate by the name of Robert Baal (aka Roberval). He launched a successful raid on the city and in a surprise attack, the pirate managed to extort 310 kilos of gold from the city while the governor was attending a banquet. This was only the beginning of a long list of attacks by pirates of all different nationalities on the city. They included Englishmen John Hawkins (in 1576) and Francis Drake (in 1586), ...
... to hide half-eaten breakfast croissants that I can't finish, but does a bang-up job of soaking up stray spoonfuls of cereal). And, of course, we weren't exactly full participants in the night life, either, which continued on raucous and wild well into the night. Usually closing up the windows and donning our ear plugs was enough to dull the onslaught, although the sheer variety of sounds floating through our window over the course of our stay was pretty remarkable:
... knee. I felt so embarrassed but made it somehow. We then sailed back to the main harbour. It was a long journey. The boat ride was crazy! The tide must have been choppier so the boat was practically flying in the air as it skimmed the surface of the water. Much like when you skip pebbles. I felt so sick. Rach was having the time of her life! We got back and all showered. Feeling tired and hot we stayed the rest of the night at the hotel - eating our noodles for dinner! Dinner and then bed ...