Cartagena 2018

As part of our saying goodbye to Colombia, we took one last weekend trip to Cartagena where we stayed at the Santa Clara hotel, a former nunnery dating back to 1621, saw a plethora of birds at the Aviario Nacional de Colombia, enjoyed the beach of Playa Blanca, and sweat like crazy as we walked through the streets of the old city — in preparation for the humidity to come in Texas.

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Just an hour flight from Bogota is Cartagena, a port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast.  Julia and I along with our good friends that were in town visiting, stayed at a hotel inside the walled Old Town with its picturesque colonial buildings, cobblestone streets, and fantastic restaurants.  Drinking a limonada de coco is a must to keep cool as Cartagena can be hot and humid.  The seafood is also a must.  Just about every restaurant we visited had some fantastic seafood with my favorite being the Snapper in a curry sauce from the restaurant Carmen.  We took an "adventurous" hour long boat ride to Isla Rosario for a little relaxation and beach fun.  Definitely returning.

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Cartagena equals great seafood!
Boat ride to the Isla Rosario
Isla Rosario
Isla Rosario
Isla Rosario
Isla Rosario
View of Cartagena from the rooftop of our hotel
Strolling through the streets of Cartagena
At Hotel Quadrifolio
Trombone player walking along the wall of the Old Town (he wasn't very good)