March 19, 2013


Press HERE to see a slideshow
from Cartagena.

Betty on the Wall
IMG_4114: Betty on the Wall

Bill on the Wall
IMG_4116: Bill on the Wall

Betty and I traveled by van to Barranquilla. We had hoped to stay three days and visit with Angelica Linder's family. Unfortunately we were not able to contact them. We also did not find enough of interest to keep us there. So we left the day after we arrived.

Betty Loves Street Sculptures
IMG_4128: Betty by Public Art
Hats for Sale
IMG_4137: Hats for Sale

Next up was Cartagena. We also traveled there by van. We stayed at one of the many, many hostels that service the huge tourist trade that you find in the city. Compared to other countries, we continue to find short-term accommodations very expensive at more that $40 per night. To pay less means to step into cesspool of grungy accommodations. While our room was quite small, 10 x 15 feet, The bed was great and the bath was OK. The name of the hostel is Hostel Mamallena, and I can recommend it.

The thing about hostels is that you meet so many interesting people from all over the world. We met Poles, Argentinians, Americans, Chileans, English, Germans, Dutch and many more people. It is so nice to share stories about travel with your fellow travelers.

The old, walled city of Cartagena is beautiful and well maintained. We saw so many things. We walked along the top of the fortress walls, down the narrow streets and in the beautiful plazas. I encourage you to take a look at our photos and slide show.

Our winter travel smay be coming to an end tomorrow, as we fly back to Florida. If we decide to continue our winter away from the freezing northland, we will let you know.

Cartagena's Modern Beach Highrises

Posted by bill at March 19, 2013 12:45 PM

we loved the slide show. It will be interesting to hear your stories when you get back.

Posted by: judy & B at March 19, 2013 02:43 PM