Hotel Boutique Bovedas de Santa Clara
Travel Blogs from Cartagena
... 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, ...
... this is a city that when you stick to the tourist areas you´will be fine but probably best not to stray too far.
Of the main sights, the Gold Museum is surprisingly not just a display of artefacts but quite an interesting history of the use of Gold and its link to Shaminism and its use in creating stunningly ornate objects. The National Museum, well what was open of it, was decent enough to give a general overview of the country's history without being ...
... woman who liked to chat with guests and offer hot drinks and homemade lemonade at random intervals! The hostel had an open balcony looking over the street that was perfect for planning sessions over beers!
The city itself was steaming hot and humid, and the old colonial part where we stayed and spent most of our time was beautiful. It is surrounded by huge stone walls (like a castle) that had previously been necessary ...
... If a chick were to identify with and conform to its shell, thereby resisting the urge to hatch, it would die without being born and bringing forth new eggs. The incessant birth of new forms cannot happen without a continuous death of old structures and conditions. Birth is NOW. Life is NOW. Death is NOW. And the Resurrection is NOW or never.
"I will show you fear in a handful of dust." - T.S. Eliot
"As long as you have not grasped that ...
... already getting quite hot so we got some cold drinks and headed back to enjoy the pool. In the afternoon we went for lunch in old town, during which no less than 16 street vendors approached our table trying to sell things. Phil started saying random things to them in Spanish like 'you have tomatoes', which usually made them walk away in confusion. Amazing. Tomorrow we head to Santa ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center