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The next day a group from the hostel gathered for the Netherlands v Argentina semi-final and continued the tradition of putting 'money on the mountain' (i.e. a sweepstake on first goalscorer). I was pretty pleased to have 10 takers - less pleased to draw numbers 4 and 14.
Overall, Cartagena had a real holiday feel to it and some great street food. And it felt very much like the beginning of the end for this trip.
... as Frenchmen Jean-Bernard Desjeans and Jean Ducasse (in 1697). The Spanish crown finally decided to fortify the city and its surrounding area with a fortified wall. The scale of the project soon converted Cartagena into one of the most well protected colonial cities in all of South America.
There have been numerous armed conflicts that have marked the city’s history.The two that stand out were in 1741, the year of the famous Battle of Vernon and ...
... the plazas (filled with plants, birds, and fountains) scattered throughout the city that serve as an oasis from the sun and actually cool the immediate area around themselves; along with some beautiful old churches and colonial architecture.
We dedicated a day to the pursuit of a beach; initially we had intended to visit Playa Blanca ('playa' being 'beach' in Spanish) an apparently beautiful island beach, however on arriving ...
"Do not seek to follow the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought." - Matsuo Basho
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
"The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject ...
... the sun and floated in the water all day. I got sunburnt. I thought our boat, or my bottom, would snap from the heavy bashing on the rough waves on the way back. Thankfully though, both remained intact and only a few bruises were sustained.
Ciudad Perdida Trek
On 14 February we took a bus to the beach town of Santa Marta and the following day we were off on a 5 day hike through the mountains and jungle of the Sierra Nevada Region, ...