We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring more of the old town wall and squares. Until the storm clouds rolled in and sent us in search for shelter at the corner of the wall. We saw a huge green iguana which I tried my hardest to stalk for pictures - he was forever keeping a side eye on me!! After a beer in an Argentinian Tango bar followed by a gourmet Italian feast we headed out to the airport for our evening flight to Medellin.
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After realising the 'volcano' we were planning to go to was a glorified mound of dirt with a mud pit to bathe in . . . We opted for a relaxing day enjoying old town Cartagena. We visited a beautiful old church and adjoining covent of San Pedro Claver. You could look out over the church from balconies 2 stories up . . . on some very dodgy floorboards! The covent building surrounded a lovely tranquil garden including a couple of cheeky parrots.
An early start to head to the port and catch our boat trip. The boat eventually set off at about 8:30am and we were headed to Las Islas del Rosario which is a group of 27 little coral islands off the coast. After a long 2.5 hours we arrived at one of the little islands which had an aquarium on it - it was quite expensive and we didn't fancy seeing dolphins in tiny spaces so we decided against it and sat in the shade enjoying the dry land. Afterwards we got back o...
In the afternoon we headed into the Old Town of Cartagena to have a look around. The Old Town is beautiful and very different to the rest of the city - it is surrounded by Las Murallas, the thick walls built to protect it against enemies which took 2 centuries to complete due to repeated damage from both storms and pirate attacks! It is full of colourful little buildings with lots of character and pretty vines and flowers growing all around. There are lots of squ...
Started the mega hot day with a lovely breakfast in a little cafe called Gato Negro where they had a gorgeous scruffy little dog, a few cats and a little kitten. With our full bellies we headed out to Castillo San Felipe de Barajas which is a fortress just outside of town built by the Spanish during the colonial era. We spent a couple of hours looking around and exploring the maze of tunnels underneath. The midday sun hit and we started to melt so we found an oas...