Hotel Puertas de Cartagena

Sargento Mayor 6 -05, Cartagena, 57, Colombia | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Cartagena

The Walled City: Cartagena.

A travel blog entry by nickjackets on Jun 17, 2014

2 comments, 18 photos

... I welcomed.This trip has been conducted in the low season and with only the most basic of language skills,a factor which has been a major hurdle.For the vast majority of this trip I have had to rely on my own company,sometimes weeks have past by without fluent conversation.

I am certainly not complaining ,it is just fact.

It has become for me , a serious test of will,self-discipline and resolve.It has been a discovery of self that has only ...

Walled City

A travel blog entry by tdv95 on May 07, 2014

48 photos

... colonial masters, and the Spanish in particular, while doing little to advance the local culture. It was founded by the Spanish for the sole purpose of plundering the nearby Sinu tombs of all of their gold, and it grew into a major trading port for precious metals stolen from other parts of South & Central America (with one of the more unusual looking forts we've seen protecting the town). If that wasn’t questionable enough, it also became an ...

Holy Colombia!

A travel blog entry by dinojay2 on Apr 28, 2014

13 photos

... taxis darting in and out of traffic, honking all the while in what they obviously feel is a friendly and clever form of marketing, and countless varieties of buses, honking in a much louder, more aggressive manner, all jockeying to stay in front of the competition and reap the rewards of yet another old lady's 75 cents. The ones truly serious about their craft also employ an onboard marketing specialist, namely a wiry young man who hangs from the open doorway yelling ...


A travel blog entry by bignige on Mar 27, 2014

2 comments, 5 photos

... the Old Town however we went our separate ways, which was probably a mistake as we quickly fell prey to the street hawkers. They sold anything and everything and were very persistent but it didn't take long for us to learn a very effective negotiating technique which went something like this "you like bag, very nice bag, real cow, only $20, good quality , alright $18, real cow, very nice, for you $15" we turn and walk away, he shouts "$8". Minnie has to have it, and ...

Cartagena - things you need to know in 100 words

A travel blog entry by irgonetraveling on Feb 20, 2014

3 comments, 7 photos

... the City (Cartagena) was founded on June 1, 1533....there's actually a day; not just a year-abouts! It was settled by various indigenous people as far back as 4000 B.C. Cartgena is the City most associated with pirates in the Caribbean, and the world. Fascinating, colorful history!

In 1984 Cartagena's walled city and fortress were designated a UNESCO World Heritage ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Sargento Mayor 6 -05, Cartagena, is near Walled City, San Felipe de Barajas Castle, Islas del Rosario, and Palacio de la Inquisicion.
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