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... out visiting and enjoying the cool evening air.
Police are everywhere-- four on motorcycles pass by one way and shortly after we see a dozen on foot in full riot gear come sauntering around the corner with shields dangling casually by their sides. Our waiter said there had been a demonstration in the south and they were on their way back to their headquarters (just across the street from where we're staying).
And it's not even 8:00 yet.
... Said bye to nikky also as also not planning to see her again soon as is be behind both her and Ivo going to north coast then San Gil. Tried to narrow down photos again! Not massively sociable Xmas but probably biggest Xmas meal I've ever had in terms of number of people! Just wasn't up for going crazy one coz I was still hungover from 2 nights ago and 2 taking 9am shuttle in morning to Santa Marta. Packed a bit then went to ...
... stereotypes as we walked through the 95% humidity into town.
Cartagena is a nice mixture of old and new blended together into one, big, bustling city. We really enjoyed the Old Town region with the fort and the winding cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants. Of course vendors were everywhere selling leather purses, scarves, fans, jewelry, paintings, etc. All the things we do not have room to pack.
... Finally just before 1pm we were on the way.. It was 20,000 each and took 3hours 45 minutes. Along the way there was a massive down pour of rain and all the streets were flooding fast. It got pretty hair raising on the roads and the driver didn't seem to be able to see that clearly..! But after half an hour or so we were out of it again. We got into the huge bus ...
... cost less than a dollar. Amazing.
Aside from the food, Cartagena also has an amazing nightlife. It can be a little crazy (Sam was offered cocaine three times in two nights, once by a guy claiming to be friends with Ben Cousins), but it can also be quite laid back. You can have any kind of night out you wish. For example, at one end of our street was Cafe Havana, a world famous place for live Latin Jazz music and rum. It gets packed out at around 11pm by ...