Hotel Puertas de Cartagena
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Didn't sleep very well as annoying Dave was snoring so loud! Woke up around 5 and struggled to get back to sleep after that. Was so tired! Had some pancakes and mum briefly facetimed as she had everyone round for Boxing Day. Mark and I going to Santa Marta and Taylor and Robin going to taganga. Shuttle air con not great so super hot. I tried to nap a bit but legroom not great but got some sleep. Got there around 2. Sam already there. Being very evasive on his onward plans - clearly ...
Our last port of call, before ending this fantastic voyage finally arrived as we sailed into Cartagena, Columbia. The ride in was rough as we hit strong winds and rain during the wee hours of the morning. We thought being back in the Caribbean, we would have smooth sailing to Florida, but we were wrong. We docked around 11 AM and were happy for a few hours on land. Cartagena is a port we have visited before, so again ...
... and got the first glimpse of the volcano, standing proudly at the edge of a lagoon; a somewhat random place. We were ushered off the bus and in to the changing room where we stripped down to our bikinis. We tiptoed barefoot across the gravel floor to the rustic, tempramental wooden steps leading up to the top of the volcano. The views were amazing when we reached the top, it looked like a scene from jurassic park with both thick jungle and ...
... br> Old-school type dancing.
It was kinda cool,
But also kinda boring,
So we stopped watching.
Sweltering night air,
But air-conditioned bedrooms,
Lukas had classes,
But not on a Saturday,
So it was beach day.
Stupid amount of towers,
All stupidly tall.
The beach was sucky,
Coarse sand and ugly water,
But we swam and stuff.
... a few minutes outside of the city with him to a cockfight. YES, a cockfight. What you are probably thinking right now after reading that is exactly what I thought! We were like Absolutely NOT. I have never heard of anything like that before. Apparently a cockfight is a chicken fight. The chickens are thrown together in a ring to battle to the death. People bet on which chicken will kill the other. NOPE! We will pass on that!! (Although in retrospect it would have been ...