Travel Blogs from Cartagena
... its presentation of the history. Apparently we were only at war with Spain in Elizabeth I’s rule because Philip II turned her down, poor woman. Hell hath no fury, and all that. ... Or so they’d have you believe. Apart from that, it was really interesting learning about all the pirate history and all the conflict between nations in that part of the world. There were also some really big old bells to ring- very satisfying!
One last ...
... movement. Today,
these dungeons are painted bright yellow and are converted into
souvenir shops. Men wearing bright Caribbean shirts were hanging
around the front of the shops selling souvenir shirts. A few men
stood selling necklaces made from bright colored beads, and shells.
The shops were a jumble of beautiful colors and items, and were
teeming with tourists looking for that must buy souvenir item.
From the dungeons, Jose took ...
... goes, it is excruciatingly hot here, with temperatures in the 90s (degrees F) and humidity not far from that. We literally pour sweat just walking on the streets, unless it’s raining, which it does at some point daily in October, the height of the rainy season. We have explored the old walled city, with its beautiful colonial architecture, just by wandering around the narrow streets filled with vendors and along the water. Boats are along ...
... to come in at 10:26 PM, but the flight finder said, "10:06 PM runway" under arrivals. I read this as it would touch down at 10:06 PM. We got to the airport, and the flight was scheduled to land at 10:26 PM. I was confused. The baggage handlers arrived at 10:20 PM, and then at 10:26 PM, they all walked out again. Now, I was really confused. I asked a lady, and she said the plane was still in Panama which is where it was arriving ...
... sunset drinks on the balcony. Our limited Spanish was misinterpreted when I ordered two wine glasses (to go with the wine we had already bought) instead two glasses of red wine arrived at the room. After explaining the mistake via our English/Spanish dictionary, our wine glasses arrived. It seems we still have a way to go with our Spanish! Dinner on the balcony finished off another relaxing ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet