Cartagena, Colombia

I never imagined I’d ever visit Colombia. In the winter of 2017 I visited with some friends. Our main purpose for the visit was carnival. But not until we spent 3 days in Cartagena.

My favorite part about Cartagena was roaming the streets of the old town. It reminded me a lot of Old San Juan in PR.

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We visited the Palace of Inquisition and had our own tour guide. Pretty much all I can remember is the amount of torture devices this museum held. Guess the Spanish inquisition wasn’t limited to Spain. 

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On day two in our stay in Cartagena we took off for the day to visit Playa Blanca (or white beach). All I can say is we had the boat ride of a lifetime on our way. Picture a speeding jet boat carrying about 20 tourists with water coming in from all sides. 

Also I did go snorkeling for the first time. Unfortunately no pictures to show for that. 

Cartagena was lovely in the evening. Lively streets and carriage rides.

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On day three we visited the fort Castillo San Felipe and pretty roamed around after that. 

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Photographing the crew

Photos below are of my partner in crime and me. Chifaa and I try to make it a point to visit a new place every year. She’s the sassy one in the skirt and I’m the one in green. 

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Martha and Chifaa chilling in this artistic street.

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I highly recommend Cartagena. Forget all the hysteria about Colombia being unsafe. We felt safe roaming around. Of course anyone has to take precautions on any trip. Theft is a big issue on almost any place you’ll visit. 

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Here’s me again. I rarely let anyone take pictures of me. Especially with my camera.

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