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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 ...
... hub for the trade in African slaves and many Spaniards got rich quick from this heinous commerce.This beautiful city,which is typical of Spanish architecture is so spectacular that it has become Colombia's biggest tourist centre and very few realise that it was all built via the lash of the whip and the sounds of the chains as the slaves were unhooked each day to build in torturous conditions.
The city was founded in 1533 by Pedro de Heredia, it was built ...
... They had to catch a plane in a couple of hours and were desperately seeking street food. We later learned some details of their night from another boat friend who was staying at the same hostel as them. For example, at one point during the night, they were arrested. One of them threw some street food on the ground as cops passed them, and the cops must have thought they were trying to hide a weapon or drugs or whatever. So they were brought into the station for ...
In Cartagena I was greeted by a glorious heat wave - the sun and palm trees of the Carribean coast. the air smelled of cigars and fresh fruit and the festive sounds of local music could be heard on every corner. Bagless and sweltering in my winter clothes but happy to be there, I waited at the airport to meet my Brazilian friend and soon to be travel buddy, Andre. We studied together in Switzerland back in 2009 and ...
... the volunteers headed to nearby plaza for drinks, some goodbyes, to Plaza Trinidad and more goodbyes about midnight headed back to hostel and chatting to the nice reception guy from London. Hay Festival Cartagena was a great experience in some ways very similar to literary festivals in the UK - engrossing discussions on a wide array of topics, engaged audiences, dedicated organisation team, lots of books purchased and signed. However it was different too with much more ...