Hotel Regatta Cartagena
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We had a long day of travel yesterday. We were up at 4 AM. Check-in at the airport seemed to take quite a long time. I think the check-in guy had a little bit of an attitude. He just wasn't really friendly. I thought he may have been a newer employee, but another clerk said he had been there longer than her. We left the desk, and I hoped that our …
... got in and proceeded to rub our bodies with mud, at which point Megan used her favourite Spanish phrase again: 'no me gusta' and we made a hasty exit from
the massage area of the pit. After a while wallowing in the mud like the lazy pigs we are, it started to get a little cosy in there so Megan and I got out and went for a dip in the lagoon, where two more enthusiastic locals tried to give us a shower (women this time), and, ...
... inequality of wealth remains a toxic cocktail.
I spent a few days in the city walking around the sites but it was not comfortable walking,traveling solo heightens your perceptions of crime and poverty and you tend to walk with eyes in the back of your head.I never felt at ease to take photos,always looking around to check I was out in the open with no one observing.At this stage of the trip,with my credit cards having been stolen in the pick pocket ...
... Vernon in 1741, an Englishman...however not only is this a contrast to the pride of the Spanish strength in Cartagena, but from what I can tell he failed in ever taking the city!!
We spent some time outside of the walls of the old city, and what we found was a stark contrast to that found within the fortifications - the poverty here is blindingly obvious, with very basic homes, a large number of homeless and beggers in ...
... and feel a tad bit sorry for our family and friends enduring the elements. The next day we spent a part of the day at the Sea, enjoying the sun. Getting a tan, etc. then we walked around Boca Grande, and got Dad a traditional Colombian hat. Hats are necessary here because the sun is so intense. The last thing we needed was to be overcome by heat stroke or a really bad sunburn. We saw many Gringos with very bad burns, ouch. I even burned after 30 minutes in the sun and with ...
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We were met with warm greetings and hugs on our return to the hotel.
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