Hotel Casa Lola
Travel Blogs from Cartagena
... landed at a small airport, took stairs down from the plane and walked from the tarmac into the building. At the information kiosk, we discovered the hotel Nick booked was not in the centro but an area called Cabrero Mar. That made sense, the place was called Apartasuites Cabrero Mar. Well, it's in a sketchy area that is between the airport and downtown. It was 9800 cop which I think is too much because it's a very short trip.
The area was ...
After hearing about how spectacular the beaches are in Colombia, some fellow volunteers and myself decided to go check it out for ourselves. Sam, Mike and I headed for the Cartagena marina at 8 am and were met by hoards of representatives haggling for our business. We ended up choosing a day trip to both the Islas Del Rosario - known for its reef and snorkeling- and Playa Blanca for only 45,000 pesos ($24.50).
... random empty lots. Most border on great, some are just fantastic. It is a rich environment, even though the locals here seem terribly poor. Outside our hotel room window we can see the city wall and every night 1 or more young men sleep there and every morning they don their uniforms and go down the street to work at the big hotel.
On our last full day in Cartagena we made a critical mistake, a mistake that we have made before and vowed never to ...
... and outer worlds are inextricably connected. (When a thief sees a saint, all he sees are his pockets.) In light of what we now know about the human brain, it could be said that the left brain is concerned with our limited personal view of the material world, the linear story we tell and sell ourselves, while the right brain is the infinite "void" where emotion, imagination, creativity and spirituality rule. The left brain is slumbering in the temporal ...
... the town in the space of half an hour and seen most of it, we were stranded for another hour until the next bus. We met some Belgians in the same predicament and had a beer together to pass the time.
When the bus finally arrived we made a stop at the even smaller town of Guane. At least there were some people and some life to be seen this time. Altough the town literally consists of a church, an archeological museum, two shops and some ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed