Hotel Casa Lola
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On Sunday we were up and on a shuttle back to Cartagena. I was sitting up front in the middle seat next to the driver and much to my dismay did not have a seatbelt (especially given the driving habits of Colombians!). Halfway through the drive I made a makeshift one out of an old broken belt I found on the floor. I'm sure it wouldn't have helped in an accident but at least it provided a false sense of security. Back in Cartagena we ...
... and just sit watching the sun go down. We tried both and can recommend either ! It took until our last day to walk the city wall right the way around ( most of it is intact, just a chunk missing ), and pleased we did as it is a good introduction to Cartagena. The other "must do" is a tour of the Castillo Sam Felipe de Barajas, a fort built just outside of the city walls and a key defensive measure against those rascally pirates. Intact, complete with tunnels connecting the ...
... exotic birds, best of all a toucan! There he was, just sitting on the boardwalk railing, curiously observing tourists. He was even kind enough to pose for photos. We picked up some small gifts and headed for the ship. Just as we climbed aboard, the weather changed, a tropical storm dumping down sleet, rain battering the port. By 4, we were on our way southbound, headed for the Panama Canal. It was a brief introduction to South America but one thoroughly enjoyed by both Nat and ...
... along the banks. We passed three boys playing with sling shots. We ended the tour and headed back to the hotel. When we arrived at the hotel the electricity was off. We stayed in the lobby to chat for awhile, but then decided to take the stairs up to our room on the 7th floor. We had enough light from the windows to be able to take a shower and get ready for dinner and services. Luckily we remembered to keep our flashlights packed from our ...
... kind of super-food here which sets you up for the day and warms you up in the cold nights.
So, next day after a hearty breakfast (and receiving a couple of rather pathetic looking sandwiches for our lunch), we set off on our major hike up to El Pulpito - a strange rectangle of rock at 4800 meters. IŽll make no bones about it - this walk was HARD! This was the first time that I had walked at such a high altitude and it really played a part in making the hike ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Pets allowed