Next was Cartagena (car-teh-hay-nah), one of the exotic places we have always wanted to visit. To get there you drive along a narrow isthmus.

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There are poorer villages out along here, and they were slash burning which is a challenge to see how long you can hold your breath for while driving.

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Its not too often you see an anteater crossing sign.

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Coming into the city you get a glimpse of the ancient walls of the old city.

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Then you need to navigate the narrow crowded streets.

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This place is very picturesque, from the clock tower to the statues, to the beautiful facades of the buildings.

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The Plaza de Bolivar is a popular meeting place and there is also a small free gold museum (air con!)

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We walked some of the old city and of course stopped for Palettes.

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Walking on the old walls you get a good view to the see the fort and the city.

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The night views are also cool.

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We did visit the Castillo de san Felipe to see the panoramic view of the city, explore the fort and all the tunnels.

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We were lucky driving here and while we stayed, because it was partly cloudy which helped with the heat and humidity that can be horrible here.

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One Response to Cartegena

  1. Janet says:

    hi there, sorry I did not get to see you during the summer.
    Super busy, planned our 30th anni, a garden party, 3 lots of house guests, met the future in-laws???( if all goes well, we like her a lot), and unfortunately, STILL had to work…
    I like the new version of the blog, and still enjoy travelling in strange places vicariously through you!
    Just did a trip up the mississippi by boat, travelled thru Route 66, and then home from Minneapolis to vancouver by train, fun!
    Take care and have fun, j

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