Cartagena, Colombia

21st – 24th June

Cartagena, oh Cartagena! Such a warm, interesting, historic town. This was our first stop in Colombia. It’s on the Caribbean, and feels very ‘tropical’ – hot, laid back, lots of fruit.

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Cafe del Mar

Very happy accident! Stumbled across Cafe del Mar (THE Cafe del Mar of the chill-out music empire) atop the old Cartgena city walls just after sunset. We stopped off for a couple of cocktails as the light disappeared. Rob spotted a table next to the edge of the wall, overlooking the water and the road below (complete with crazy drivers and local buses done up with fancy lights). The wind picked up a cooled us down – an added bonus in near constant 30+ degrees! ¡Salud! #blogthis #cafedelmar #bar



Cartagena – the start!

Last night our midnight flight left Santiago in 1•C temps. Today we are in Cartagena where it’s around 34•C. Being north of the equator on summer solstice will do that!
Our accom booking messed up and we had to wander the streets in the baking midday heat to book our hostel for the 2 nights after tonight. That’s now sorted.
Next mission was food! We got 10 small cheese rolls (baked a moment earlier), water, yogurt, fresh squeezed lime juice (with added sugar water and ice) and a cup of mango slices for around $5. Ate it on the hostel balcony – the photo is the view from the balcony complete with a shower, just to cool off. Nice work #Colombia!
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