1. Pretty Cartagena
Off the boat and on to dry land at Cartagena.
We followed Dónal and Rebecca to Casa Carmen just off the main track (Media Luna) in Getsemaní, and luckily there was a spare room for us. Getsemaní was once a no-go area but is now a flurry of bars, restaurants, boutique hotels and hostels. Its walking distance to the historic centre within the old city walls, and sits between it and the San Felipe de Barajas fort.
We met some others from the boat and wandered into the old town, sitting on the city wall to admire the sunset and then heading out for dinner.
The centre is idyllic for leisurely strolling in the hot & humid weather…. Continue reading