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Volcan de Lodo El Totumo - famous with tourists visiting Cartagena, it's not the type of volcano you typically think of, as it's a mud volcano. People climb up and drop inside of a giant mud bath, which reputedly has therapeutic properties. This was high on our list of things to do but staying here during New Year's made it difficult to arrange …
Tolu - such a cute and charming little Colombian seaside town, even though there isn't much to see or do in the town itself, it's the kind of place perfect for lingering and doing very little of anything other than drinking a cold beer or refreshing tropical fruit juice, eating some fresh seafood, and chilling in a hammock with a book.
Cartagena evokes memories of so many incredible locales - being a walled city with a privileged location on the ocean, walking atop the ramparts is reminiscent of Dubrovnik or Kotor. How about the multi-million dollar yachts in the harbour, with uber-chic bars full of beautiful people grooving to the beats of techno or house? Think Budva. Everyone …
... go nuts. It was also just really scary at this point too because we never reached an appropriate cruising height and we are dipping up and down again. It was a truly horrible feeling that I hope to never experience again. Everyone was EXTREMELY nervous but we did land safely. All of the passengers were honestly thankful to have made it down safely; that's how bad the flight was. They then said that we were going to get off and that buses would ...
... it very clear indeed, that a negative opinion is no opinion and that the way I dress, I would rarely be in a position to judge on what's fashionable anyway. That hurt. Me not fashionable?! I'm the reincarnation of Coco Chanel, man. The traffic lights turn green when I walk by. Anyway, I kept on nodding in disbelieve, impatience and amusement from that moment on and knew he'd take it as approval, when he asked me if the tight blue shirt looks hot enough for picking up chicks. And if ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Lee Cartagena
Cartagena hotels are very pricey during Christmas and the New Year, but the Hotel Lee represented fair value. Less than a five minute walk to the old town, it's close to all the action, but also quiet enough for a good sleep. It's in a part of Getsemani undergoing gentrification, with boutique shops and nice restaurants sprouting up just outside the hotel's doors. Will probably be a very upscale street in a few years.
The hotel was always kept spotless, and the rooftop lounge/pool was great to cool off in the afternoon. The staff was phenomenal, especially the manager, Luis. He went above and beyond answering our questions, and helping us book tours and private transport to Santa Marta. Upon arrival there, we realized we had left behind a pair of sandals - no problem, as Luis not only quickly located them, but couriered them to our final stop in Bogota. Would definitely recommend this place and also return in the future.
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