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Travel Blogs from Cartagena
... to his back and a parasail flew by -- almost as good as a sunset!
Several people had recommended eating at Cafe San Pedro in the old city - so we managed to get a reservation. This was wonderful -- good service, nice menu, sitting in San Pedro Claver Square. There was fireworks in the evening (still not sure why) ... We wandered the streets and squares of the old city after, before finding a cab for the short ride back to the hotel.
Terrific, hot ...
... for the Spanish New World, and was the main port for bringing African slaves into South America. Its made up of a few different island connected via bridges, and has sprawled out extensively on the outter rims with the poorer parts and slums. It is however an absolute oven, and I made the mistake of wandering the old town in midday sun, to do some sightseeing, and more importantly find an ATM that gave me cash as I had no Colombian Pesos.
Early in my stay in Cartagena, a few ...
... straight down to the convenience store to stock up on some more cold cervezas and then headed to the rooftop to relax and drink by the pool. We did have to venture away from the beer and pool a few times to fill our bellys with ceviche and to apply more sunscreen, but it was necessary. All in all it was a mission accomplished according to Steve.
November 12, 2013
After a tough day yesterday, today was a much needed day of relaxation. ...
... normally, I would not go for this idea but the Sloth was so cute - I actually paid $2 USD to hold the Sloth so Joanne could take a picture of me with him. The Sloth was so gentle - I don't regret paying $2 at all.
Just before we were to board the bus again, a woman with fruit on her head was trying to get Joanne and I to get a photo with her. She originally was asking $2 to have her photo taken with her but then lowered the cost to $1 USD. When ...
... it came down to both teams acting out the phrase, "Seat of Propiciation." I actually had guessed the phrase, but using the English words of Mercy Seat, and they did not know what it was in Spanish, so the other team got it and won the game by one point. I did not know the words in Spanish, so I could not say them.
We all had a great time. The dames were very energetic and full of life.
Other places to stay in Cartagena
Calle el Santisimo No 8-19, Cartagena | Ranchfrom $118