Travel Blogs from Cartagena
Hot and sweaty Cartagena is the quintessential touristic Caribbean port city. A common port stop for cruises, there is a lot of money in the tourist industry and restaurants are priced to match it. The city is historically quite interesting. Walls to protect the city still stand and represent an old city feeling similar to coastal Mediterranean. The new city, Bocagrande is built up with tall white buildings that look like they could get swept away if mother nature decides to do ...
... hostel. I spent that time trying to see what would be worth stealing that would compensate us for our trip. No seriously. Unfortunately they didn’t have anything worthwhile stealing except a computer and the boys had managed to get our cash back from the hostel.
What a waste of a day! We’re leaving tomorrow and it means that I’ve done absolutely nothing that I wanted to do while I was in Cartagena and it kind of ...
... unless you wanted to sit in an extremely uncomfortable position for the whole journey, so I had no idea what was in the surrounding area for that entire trip which was a shame.
We eventually arrived in Turbo, which was MENTAL. There were so many people and boats and luggage, it was hot, busy and kind of ****** looking. After a quick snack and drink provided by Tony as I sat and looked after 8 people’s luggage, we walked down to our bus and were loaded ...
... tunnels connecting the whole fort in an ingenious net of underground passageways. Despite numerous attempts, the fort was never taken by enemies.
Meeting some local fishermen along the seafront, we also arranged to join them on their early morning fishing trip. We quickly realized once again, that there are few things worth rushing for in Columbia. We met the guys on time and then spent about two hours driving around with the boat, getting some bait from ...
... a steak with three peppers. I thought it might be hot, but it wasn’t. It did taste very good, and was tender. It came with potato or rice. One of the rice options was Rice with Coco (coconut). Rodolfo recommended this, so I tried it. They fry grated coconut until browned. Then they cook it in Coca-cola. It is a chocolate color and has a slightly sweet taste. It was very good, and much better than a plain baked potato.
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility