Hotel Dann Cartagena
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We made it to Cartagena. By now my Spanish is improving slightly and I'm becoming less timid about using it. Our hotel is beautiful!! We spent our first afternoon at the pool and later that evening we went out on a party bus (un Chiba en espanol) - my Mom's idea! They take you around on a bus where a band plays music and you are served as much rum …
We didn't have services this morning, as many of the Colombians have very long days of travel to get here--18 hours by bus. This gives them and everyone else time to rest up a little before the Feast starts.
We had breakfast with Pat and MarieAnne. This morning, the food on the buffet was not labeled. There was a lot of confusion. When I went through, I understood them to say that all the meat had pork in it. Then later on some were told that one of ...
... were milling about and enjoying the night. Some groups were sat playing chess on benches while others played drums, sang and danced. Street vendors sold cold beers by the can and everyone just hung about getting to know each other and having a good time. It was such a great atmosphere to sit chatting and having some drinks in the balmy evening. The following night, we tried to go clubbing around the town, however, the locals seemed to be happy to wander around on ...
... we both headed straight for a dip to cool down, unfortunately the sea water was actually warm and offered no great cooling benefits! A first for me, going straight into the water and not stopping to say to myself "it’s so dam cold".
After a few hours the clear blue sky had disappeared and a storm appeared to be brewing. We decided to begin our walk back to the hostel when it started to rain, a ...
... location and snorkelling spot at Isla Rosario. It has similarly crystal clear waters and we spent a nice hour relaxing in the warm waters and taking in the surroundings! This is exactly what Caribbean beaches should look like – palm trees everywhere, men in tiny boats trying to sell everyone lobster lunches, multi-coloured water (from dark blue to light blue anyway) and lots of white tourists. Our trusty boat ‘Ketty II’ picked us up and took us back to Playa ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility