And Cartagena really has charmed us. It has a completely different feel than Bogota. There are bright beautiful colours everywhere from the buildings and flowers to the fruit and juice stands. It’s incredibly hot and humid. There is definitely a strong tourist trail here, being a major stop for cruise ships.
And we’ve enjoyed it. We’ve found some super cheap (albeit greasy) grub. We were pleasantly surprised by the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, an imposing fortress. We walked the wall encircling the city. We’ve also spent hours chilling out, trying to watch the Sochi Olympics (don’t bring up ‘men’s hockey’ and ‘Canada’ to Ewan…apparently Colombia’s ESPN prefers to show the cross country biathlon) and just playing cards and relaxing.
I know there is a lot more we could have done while we’ve been here, but I am content with what we got up to. I think I needed this low-key travel style. It’s helped us to appreciate the beauty and the little things going on around us. And to invigorate us as we head tomorrow for Ecuador!