Cartagena

As we sit in the airport, ready to leave Cartagena, we can’t help but be a little bummed we have to leave this beautiful city. Our time here has been amazing, and we have truly fallen in love with this city of brightly colored buildings, delicious food, and amazingly kind people who have so much pride for their home.

Our week in Cartagena by the numbers:

  • 5 days of Spanish lessons
  • 1 castle explored
  • 5 different tropical juices drank (My favorite? Lulo con leche. In.Fricken.Credible.)
  • 1 mud volcano bathed in
  • 3 beaches visited
  • 1 dress bought at a supermarket
  • “routine” pat downs by the police
  • 1 massage on the beach
  • 4 days of sunburns
  • 2 hostels slept in
  • Many cervesas drank, countless pictures taken, muchos Spanish phrases learned, far more arepas than a human should eat were consumed, lots of travelers met, and one unforgettable city explored.
Fresh fruit is sold on the streets everywhere!

Fresh fruit is sold on the streets everywhere!

Feeling tired? Not to worry - you can purchase delicious Colombian coffee from one of many street vendors. It is usually sold with lots of sugar in a tiny shot glass sized cup for about 25 cents. Perfect pick-me-up!

Feeling tired? Not to worry - you can purchase delicious Colombian coffee from one of many street vendors. It is usually sold with lots of sugar in a tiny shot glass sized cup for about 25 cents. Perfect pick-me-up!

 
 
 
Coconut cookies and other sweets.

Coconut cookies and other sweets.

 
First hostel

First hostel

Second hostel

Second hostel

Traditional Colombian dancers

Traditional Colombian dancers

 
 

Read more about our adventures in and around Cartegena:

Castillo San Felipe

Volcan Totumo

Rosario Islands

Taganga

Tayrona National Park